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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chevalier  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chevalier 
  n  :  a  gallant  or  courtly  gentleman  [syn:  {cavalier}] 




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