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destrier

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noun des·trier \ˈdes-trē-ər, də-ˈstrir\

Definition of destrier

archaic

  1. :  warhorse; also :  a charger used especially in medieval tournaments



Origin of destrier

Middle English, from Anglo-French destrer, destrier, from destre right hand, from Latin dextra, from feminine of dexter


First Known Use: 14th century


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