Meaning of “charioteer” in the English Dictionary

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"charioteer" in British English

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charioteernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌtʃær.i.əˈtɪər/ us /ˌtʃer.i.əˈtɪr/

Examples from literature

  • Not long ago his own charioteer was slain in battle, and there is none equal unto the one slain that can act as my brother's charioteer. 
  • The Greeks even personified the sun as a divine charioteer driving his fiery steeds over the steep of heaven, until he bathed them at evening in the western waves. 
  • The charioteer, however, without taking any note of the force of those arrows, continued to go along the right. 
  • They drove as competing charioteers on the race-course. 
  • They usually carried two warriors, both standing, and the charioteer, or driver, was generally the companion or friend, and not the servant, of the fighters who stood behind him. 

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

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