from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that charges, such as an instrument that charges or replenishes storage batteries.
  • n. A horse trained for battle; a cavalry horse.
  • n. A large shallow dish; a platter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device that charges or recharges.
  • n. A large horse trained for battle and used by the cavalry. They were of a lighter build than a destrier
  • n. A large platter.
  • n. One who charges.
  • n. A speedloader that holds several cartridges together in a single unit for easier loading of a firearm's magazine.
  • n. A rectal concealment container for prohibited material such as money, drugs and tools.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which charges.
  • n. An instrument for measuring or inserting a charge.
  • n. A large dish.
  • n. A horse for battle or parade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which charges.
  • n. A war-horse.
  • n. In mining, an implement for charging horizontal bore-holes with powder.
  • n. In gunnery, a contrivance for measuring and placing in a gun a certain quantity or charge of powder or shot.
  • n. A large flat dish or platter.
  • n. In England, in the middle ages, a servant or officer of the household whose duty was to bear the meats to table at banquets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
  • n. a device for charging or recharging batteries


Middle English chargeour, from Old French chargeor, from chargier, to load; see charge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
to charge + -er (Wiktionary)



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