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charger1

[chahr-jer] /ˈtʃɑr dʒər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that charges.
2.
a horse of a kind suitable to be ridden in battle.
3.
Electricity. an apparatus that charges storage batteries.
Origin of charger1
1475-1485
1475-85; charge + -er1

charger2

[chahr-jer] /ˈtʃɑr dʒər/
noun
1.
a platter.
2.
a large, shallow dish for liquids.
Origin
1275-1325; Middle English chargeour. See charge, -or2
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  • His horse tumbles at the same time, though why he does so is not quite clear, since he has not been touched by the other charger.

  • As they brought forward my charger, I sought with my eyes Madonna Paola.

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
  • One of the sketches represented the daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist in a charger.

    The Marble Faun, Volume I. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • One of his squires leapt down and set Cyrus on his own charger.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • However, a man who was accustomed to hold on to a top-sail-yard in a gale was not to be easily shaken off by an Arab charger.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • Xenophon, mounted on his charger, rode beside his men, and roused their ardour the while.

    Anabasis Xenophon
  • The charger whirled under the touch of the hand on the rein, and Ackert's eyes scanned with a searching intentness the group.

    The Raid Of The Guerilla Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • Like a Banat charger I had a kick in me, after all their teaching and training.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for charger

charger1

/ˈtʃɑːdʒə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that charges
2.
a large strong horse formerly ridden into battle
3.
a device for charging or recharging an accumulator or rechargeable battery

charger2

/ˈtʃɑːdʒə/
noun
1.
(antiques) a large dish for serving at table or for display
Word Origin
C14 chargeour something to bear a load, from chargen to charge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for charger
n.

late 15c., "one who loads," agent noun from charge (v.). Meaning "horse ridden in charging" is from 1762.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for charger

charger

noun

A driver,espofa hot rod (1950s+ Hot rodders)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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charger in the Bible

a bowl or deep dish. The silver vessels given by the heads of the tribes for the services of the tabernacle are so named (Num. 7:13, etc.). The "charger" in which the Baptist's head was presented was a platter or flat wooden trencher (Matt. 14:8, 11; Mark 6:25, 28). The chargers of gold and silver of Ezra 1:9 were probably basins for receiving the blood of sacrifices.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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