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2 entries found for cavalier.
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Main Entry: 1cav·a·lier
Pronunciation: secondarystresskav-schwa-primarystressli(schwa)r
Function: noun
Etymology: from early French cavalier "cavalier," from early Italian cavaliere (same meaning), derived from Latin caballarius "horseman," from earlier caballus "horse" --related to CAVALRY, CHIVALRY --see Word History at CHIVALRY
1 : a mounted soldier : KNIGHT
2 : a brave and courteous gentleman

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