destrier

destrier

[des-tree-er, de-streer]
noun Archaic.
a war-horse; charger.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English destrer < Anglo-French, variant of Old French destrier, literally, (horse) led at the right hand < Vulgar Latin *dextrārius (equus), equivalent to Latin dext(e)r right-hand (see dexter) + -ārius -ary

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destrier (ˈdɛstrɪə)
 
n
an archaic word for warhorse
 
[C13: from Old French, from destre right hand, from Latin dextra; from the fact that a squire led a knight's horse with his right hand]

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