Che`va*lier" (?), n. [F., fr. LL. caballarius. See Cavaller.]

1.

A horseman; a knight; a gallant young man.

"Mount, chevaliers; to arms."

Shak.

2.

A member of certain orders of knighthood.

Chevalier d'industrie () [F.], one who lives by persevering fraud; a pickpocket; a sharper. -- The Chevalier St. George Eng. Hist., James Francis Edward Stuart (son of James II.), called "The Pretender." -- The Young Chevalier, Charles Edward Stuart, son of the Chevalier St. George.

 

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