chariotnoun [ C ]uk /ˈtʃær.i.ət/ us /ˈtʃer.i.ət/
- 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. The wheels they used are much like the wheels we use today.
- 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.