from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A war horse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large warhorse, especially of a medieval knight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See destrer.
Middle English destrer, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *dextrārius, right-hand, from Latin dexter, right.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman destrer, Old French destrier, from a Vulgar Latin derivative of Latin dextera, literally “(animal) led by the right hand”, from dexter ("right"). (Wiktionary)