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destrier

[ des-tree-er, de-streer ]
/ ˈdɛs tri ər, dɛˈstrɪər /
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noun Archaic.
a warhorse; charger.
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Origin of destrier

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English destrer, from Anglo-French, variant of Old French destrier, literally, “(horse) led at the right hand,” from unrecorded Vulgar Latin dextrārius (equus), equivalent to Latin dext(e)r “right-hand” (see dexter) + -ārius -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for destrier

destrier
/ (ˈdɛstrɪə) /

noun
an archaic word for warhorse (def. 1)

Word Origin for destrier

C13: from Old French, from destre right hand, from Latin dextra; from the fact that a squire led a knight's horse with his right hand
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