destrier

noun
des·​trier | \ ˈde-strē-ər How to pronounce destrier (audio) , də-ˈstrir How to pronounce destrier (audio) \

Definition of destrier

archaic
: warhorse also : a charger used especially in medieval tournaments

First Known Use of destrier

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for destrier

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

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“Destrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/destrier. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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