n. warhorse (archaic)

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  • destrier — [ dɛstrije ] n. m. • 1080; a. fr. destre « main droite » (→ dextre), le destrier étant conduit de la main droite par l écuyer quand le chevalier ne le montait pas ♦ Cheval de bataille au Moyen Âge (opposé à palefroi, cheval de cérémonie). « Ça,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • destrier — war horse, c.1300, from O.Fr. destrier (12c.), from V.L. *dextrarius led by the right hand, from L. dextra, fem. of dexter (see DEXTERITY (Cf. dexterity)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • destrier — [des′trē ər, des trir′] n. [ME destrer < OFr destrier < ML dextrarius < VL * dextrare, to lead (by the right hand) < dextra, right hand: see DEXTER] Archaic a war horse; charger …   English World dictionary

  • destrier — DESTRIER. s. mas. Vieux mot qui signifioit un cheval de main, de bataille. Il étoit opposé à Palefroi, qui étoit un cheval de cérémonie …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • destrier — DESTRIER. s. m. Cheval de main. Il est vieux …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Destrier — This article is about the destrier, a type of war horse. For information about other Medieval horses, see Horses in the Middle Ages. Mounted on a destrier, William Marshall unseats an opponent during a joust. The destrier is the best known war… …   Wikipedia

  • Destrier — Destriers sur le Codex Manesse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • destrier — (dè stri é l r ne se lie jamais ; au pluriel, l s se lie : des dè stri é z agiles) s. m. Dans le langage de la chevalerie et des guerres du moyen âge, cheval de bataille. •   J errais de plaine en plaine Au gré du destrier, BEAUMARCHAIS Mar. de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Destrier — Dextrarius The knight’s warhorse. The destrier was probably a very powerful breed of horse capable of great strength and good speed and maneuverability. The warhorse was valued anywhere from Ј1 to more than Ј100 during the century, and was a… …   Medieval glossary

  • destrier — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French destrer, destrier, from destre right hand, from Latin dextra, from feminine of dexter Date: 14th century archaic warhorse; also a charger used especially in medieval tournaments …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • destrier — /des tree euhr, de strear /, n. Archaic. a war horse; charger. [1250 1300; ME destrer < AF, var. of OF destrier, lit., (horse) led at the right hand < VL *dextrarius (equus), equiv. to L dext(e)r right hand (see DEXTER) + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

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