Definition of destrier in English:
A medieval knight’s warhorse.
- In her ground-breaking work on the medieval warhorse, Ann Hyland notes the importance of ‘destriers [warhorses], coursers, rounceys, palfrey and packhorses’.
- As to your comment about horses, there were all different sizes - knights and kings typically rode the massive destriers, but their pages and attendants frequently rode the smaller palfreys.
- However, the one demonstration he excelled at was portraying a knight's destrier (the Latin term for a warhorse).
Definition of destrier in:
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