Definition of charioteer in English:

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charioteer

Pronunciation: /tʃarɪəˈtɪə/

noun

1A chariot driver.
Example sentences
  • May thy sons be brave, victorious, good charioteers and worthy of sitting in councils of men.
  • The most important of all is a lampstand - complete with bronze legs made to look like horses' feet which archaeologists suspect may have been buried along with a famous charioteer.
  • It was designed to stop any direct assault on the fort by chariots, slowing them enough to leave the charioteers exposed to attack from the warriors manning the ramparts, who would then use slingshots to rain down stones and rocks.
1.1 (the Charioteer) The constellation Auriga.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French charieter, from chariot 'large cart' (see chariot). The sense in astronomy dates from the early 20th century.

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