1. An ancient horse-drawn two-wheeled vehicle used in war, races, and processions.
2. A light four-wheeled carriage used for occasions of ceremony or for pleasure.
tr. & intr.v. chari·ot·ed, chari·ot·ing, chari·ots
To convey or ride in a chariot.
[Middle English, vehicle, from Old French, from char, cart, from Latin carrus, of Celtic origin; see kers- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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