Definition of chariot
1 : a light four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage
2 : a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle car of ancient times used also in processions and races
Recent Examples of chariot from the Web
Noblesville has a smaller carousel at Forest Park hand carved by the Herschell Company in 1920 that includes 20 jumping horses and two chariots.
The carousel was constructed in 1915 and has 66 horses and three chariots that circle a rare organ, according to the Rye, New York, amusement park's website.
Dating back more than 2,000 years, the Terracotta Army is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century, and consists of more than 7,000 soldiers, horses, chariots and weapons, all made out of pottery.
Its flanks displaying vinyl wood-grain denote it as a chariot of the stolid middle class, unlike its denuded and more utilitarian siblings.
The chariot can also be used as a stationary vehicle in the family's home.
Run/walk, kids run, bike races and chariot races to raise money for charity.
Participants will see parts of the building that are usually closed to the public, including the governor’s office, Senate retiring room, Supreme Court conference room and Quadriga, the golden chariot statue in front of the dome.
Early on, due to the association with chariots used only for fighting, yoga also meant warlike, and people believed a charioteer killed in battle was taken up to the heavens in a divine yoga.
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Definition of chariot
: to drive or ride in or as if in a chariot
: to carry in or as if in a chariot
First Known Use of chariot
CHARIOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chariot for English Language Learners
: a carriage with two wheels that was pulled by horses and was raced and used in battle in ancient times
CHARIOT Defined for Kids
Definition of chariot for Students
: a vehicle of ancient times that had two wheels, was pulled by horses, and was used in battle and in races and parades
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