Meaning of “chariot” in the English Dictionary

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"chariot" in British English

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chariotnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃær.i.ət/ us /ˈtʃer.i.ət/

Examples from literature

  • Around 2000 BCE the Egyptians started using spokes on their chariot wheels. 
  • By 500 BCE, many types of wheeled vehicles were in use, from fast chariots to large, slow carts. 
  • Chariot races were an important part of the Greek Olympic Games. 
  • The Ancient Greeks and Romans loved watching high-speed chariot races. 
  • There were fast chariots to fight in wars, slow carts to carry food and other goods, and comfortable carriages for rich people to get around in. 
  • Chariots, drawn by four horses and containing soldiers armed with spears and javelins and archers, were much in use. 
  • From one of these chariots alighted several venerable men, their hair whitened with age. 
  • His chariot was overturned "with a hideous crash" at such danger to himself, "that he did not believe he should ever hazard himself again in any sort of wheel carriage." 
  • So saying, Pluto pulled at the reins, and stopped the chariot right between the tall, massive pillars of the gateway. 
  • They walked along the road where once they used to ride in their chariot. 

(Definition of “chariot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chariot" in American English

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chariotnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃær·i·ət/

a two-wheeled vehicle pulled by a horse, used in ancient times by the military and in racing

(Definition of “chariot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)