charioteer

[char-ee-uh-teer]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. charikar,
  2. charily,
  3. chariness,
  4. charing cross,
  5. chariot,
  6. charis,
  7. charism,
  8. charisma,
  9. charismatic,
  10. charismatic movement

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

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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