charioteer

[ char-ee-uh-teer ]
/ ˌtʃær i əˈtɪər /
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noun

a chariot driver.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Auriga.

Origin of charioteer

1300–50; chariot + -eer; replacing Middle English charietere < Middle French charetier, equivalent to Old French charete cart (char car1 + -ete -ette) + -ier -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for charioteer

charioteer

/ (ˌtʃærɪəˈtɪə) /

noun

the driver of a chariot
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Word Origin and History for charioteer

charioteer


n.

late 14c., from Old French charioteur, from charriot (see chariot). As a verb from 1802. Related: Charioteered; charioteering.

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