One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A horse ridden by a knight or cavalryman.
- ‘You enter the city, riding a white charger, with 100 pipers leading the procession.’
- ‘They seemed to be saluting a noble party riding by, ladies on palfreys, gentlemen on chargers.’
- ‘The contrast the white charger and silver knight made as they cantered toward the castle was an inspiring sight that was not lost on her.’
- ‘In the bulky china cabinet were clay and porcelain and ceramic horses - painted mares and stallions and chargers, some all black or all brown or nut-colored or cream-colored.’
- ‘Garrett said nothing, jogged his spurs into the charger's flanks and rode forward.’
- ‘Coursers had none of the ponderous, muscle-bound massiveness that characterized the chargers of heavy foreign knights and made them look so clumsy and unwieldy.’
- ‘Her own horse surged forward with the other chargers, but with a great effort of will, she managed to reign him in, though he refused to stand still while the other horses sped on ahead of him.’
- ‘Both of them draped their cloaks around themselves and mounted their horses as she galloped up on her grey charger.’
- ‘Now all pretence was laid aside, and the knights arrayed themselves in their full battle gear and rode out on their previously concealed chargers to meet the enemy.’
- ‘Lost for words, experiencing an unwelcome and sudden sense of dread, she mounted her own charger and spurred it after the knight, who was riding up to join King Lot.’
- ‘It depicts a scene of purposeful activity - farriers shoeing; grooms tending huge chargers; a vet and orderly sergeant inspecting; men sweeping; cavalrymen feeding horses.’
- ‘While in the garden was ‘a full length figure of Wellington mounted on his charger.’’
- ‘Wingate, mounted on a grey charger, led the victory parade into Addis Abeba.’
- ‘The charger fell on his side and pinned the older knight's left leg to the ground.’
2A device for charging a battery or battery-powered equipment.
- ‘Zach placed the electric razor in its charger, and leaned up against the sink.’
- ‘Prices for batteries with solar chargers range from $180 to $280.’
- ‘And into which of the many sockets do I plug my battery chargers?’
- ‘Carry a battery charger / AC adapter with you on the road, and plug it in whenever you get the opportunity.’
- ‘At the moment we are looking at making the voltage on the cars' battery chargers suitable for parts of Europe.’
- ‘Furthermore, 37 per cent said they left lights on in empty rooms, 28 per cent left heating on and 26 per cent left PCs, mobile phone chargers and other equipment switched on or on standby overnight.’
- ‘I plug my phone into the charger, it charges for an hour and that's it for an entire week.’
- ‘And over the last six months, more than 170,000 counterfeit items have been seized, including batteries, chargers, covers and other accessories.’
- ‘Some devices also use battery chargers, which may need replacing and cost around $200.’
- ‘When a battery charger is only fused at the charger, the wires between the battery charger and the battery are not protected.’
- ‘You also shouldn't mix different capacity cells in a charger or a battery pack, this will ruin the lower capacity cells very quickly.’
- ‘But alarm clocks and mobile phone chargers are far more common.’
- ‘The rechargeable battery may be charged by a battery charger that is connected to the solar cell and can be optionally connected to an electrical outlet by a charging cord.’
- ‘I meant to say she plugged the laptop into the battery charger.’
- ‘Both were extolling the merits of the scooter - its pocket-friendly price, two-tone colour combination, and of course, a mobile-phone charger.’
- ‘But what about cell phones, pagers, batteries, chargers and alarm clocks?’
- ‘The one absolute necessary accessory is a battery charger.’
- ‘Do not use incompatible cell phone batteries and chargers.’
- ‘And there is a remote possibility that battery chargers can catch fire.’
- ‘A police investigation has indicated that two desktop computers and the battery charger were also taken.’
A large flat dish.
dish, platter, bowl, salverView synonyms
- ‘The First Church of Deerfield retains two large plates, or chargers, marked by the London pewterer Samuel Ellis I.’
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French chargeour, from chargier ‘to load’, from late Latin carricare, carcare ‘to load’ (see charge).
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