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chariot
n. two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage used for fighting and racing

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Chariot
The chariot is a type of carriage using animals (almost always horses) to provide rapid motive power. Chariots were used for war as "battle taxis" and mobile archery platforms, as well as more peaceable pursuits such as hunting or racing for sport, and as a chief vehicle of many ancient peoples, when speed of travel was desired rather than how much weight could be carried. The original chariot was a fast, light, open, two-wheeled conveyance drawn by two or more horses that were hitched side by side. The car was little more than a floor with a waist-high semicircular guard in front. The chariot, driven by a charioteer, was used for ancient warfare during the bronze and the iron ages. Armor was limited to a shield. The vehicle was used for travel, in processionsgames, and races after it had been superseded by other vehicles for military purposes.

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chariot

Noun
1. a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
(hypernym) carriage, equipage, rig
2. a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome
(hypernym) horse-drawn vehicle

Verb
1. transport in a chariot
(hypernym) transport, carry
2. ride in a chariot
(hypernym) ride


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chariot
nm. chariot, wagon, cart; trolley

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n. dvojkolový vůz


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