A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
Other Word Forms of Cavalier
Origin of Cavalier
1589, from Middle French cavalier 'horseman', from Old Italian cavaliere (“mounted soldier, knight”), from Old Provençal cavalier, from Late Latin caballārius (“horseman”), from Latin caballus (“horse”), from Gaulish caballos 'nag', variant of cabillos (compare Welsh ceffyl, Breton kefel, Irish capall), akin to German (Swabish) Kōb 'nag' and Old Church Slavonic kobyla 'mare'.
French horseman from Old Italian cavaliere from Late Latin caballārius from Latin caballus horse
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Previous English forms include cavalero, cavaliero.
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