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 for Chariot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chariot \Char"i*ot\, n. [F. Chariot, from char car. See Car.]
     1. (Antiq.) A two-wheeled car or vehicle for war, racing,
        state processions, etc.
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              First moved the chariots, after whom the foot.
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     2. A four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage, having one
        seat. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chariot \Char"i*ot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charioted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Charioting.]
     To convey in a chariot. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
      2: a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and
         races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome
      v 1: transport in a chariot
      2: ride in a chariot

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a vehicle generally used for warlike purposes. Sometimes, though
     but rarely, it is spoken of as used for peaceful purposes.
       The first mention of the chariot is when Joseph, as a mark of
     distinction, was placed in Pharaoh's second state chariot (Gen.
     41:43); and the next, when he went out in his own chariot to
     meet his father Jacob (46:29). Chariots formed part of the
     funeral procession of Jacob (50:9). When Pharaoh pursued the
     Israelites he took 600 war-chariots with him (Ex. 14:7). The
     Canaanites in the valleys of Palestine had chariots of iron
     (Josh. 17:18; Judg. 1:19). Jabin, the king of Canaan, had 900
     chariots (Judg. 4:3); and in Saul's time the Philistines had
     30,000. In his wars with the king of Zobah and with the Syrians,
     David took many chariots among the spoils (2 Sam. 8:4; 10:18).
     Solomon maintained as part of his army 1,400 chariots (1 Kings
     10:26), which were chiefly imported from Egypt (29). From this
     time forward they formed part of the armies of Israel (1 Kings
     22:34; 2 Kings 9:16, 21; 13:7, 14; 18:24; 23:30).
       In the New Testament we have only one historical reference to
     the use of chariots, in the case of the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts.
     8:28, 29, 38).
       This word is sometimes used figuratively for hosts (Ps. 68:17;
     2 Kings 6:17). Elijah, by his prayers and his counsel, was "the
     chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof." The rapid agency
     of God in the phenomena of nature is also spoken of under the
     similitude of a chariot (Ps. 104:3; Isa. 66:15; Hab. 3:8).
       Chariot of the cherubim (1 Chr. 28:18), the chariot formed by
     the two cherubs on the mercy-seat on which the Lord rides.
       Chariot cities were set apart for storing the war-chariots in
     time of peace (2 Chr. 1:14).
       Chariot horses were such as were peculiarly fitted for service
     in chariots (2 Kings 7:14).
       Chariots of war are described in Ex. 14:7; 1 Sam. 13:5; 2 Sam.
     8:4; 1 Chr. 18:4; Josh. 11:4; Judg. 4:3, 13. They were not used
     by the Israelites till the time of David. Elijah was translated
     in a "chariot of fire" (2 Kings 2:11). Comp. 2 Kings 6:17. This
     vision would be to Elisha a source of strength and
     encouragement, for now he could say, "They that be with us are
     more than they that be with them."

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