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Definition of "chevalier" [che•va•lier]

  • A member of certain male orders of knighthood or merit, such as the Legion of Honor in France. (noun)
  • A French nobleman of the lowest rank. (noun)
  • Used as a title for such a nobleman. (noun)
  • A knight. (noun)
  • A chivalrous man. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chevalier" in a sentence
  • "The chevalier was the second son of a French gentleman of large estates in France, who had been some years deceased."
  • "Peregrine, not a little piqued to hear the qualifications of such a celebrated actor in England treated with such freedom and disrespect, answered, with some asperity, that the chevalier was a true critic, more industrious in observing the blemishes than in acknowledging the excellence of those who fell under his examination."
  • "“The chevalier is a fool!” declared Martial promptly."