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charioteer

[char-ee-uh-teer] /ˌtʃær i əˈtɪər/
noun
1.
a chariot driver.
2.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Auriga.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; chariot + -eer; replacing Middle English charietere < Middle French charetier, equivalent to Old French charete cart (char car1 + -ete -ette) + -ier -eer
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  • He brandished a lightning bolt in his hand, and flung it at the charioteer.
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charioteer

/ˌtʃærɪəˈtɪə/
noun
1.
the driver of a chariot
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Word Origin and History for charioteer
n.

late 14c., from Old French charioteur, from charriot (see chariot). As a verb from 1802. Related: Charioteered; charioteering.

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