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. 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. 

(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)