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(kăb′ə-lâr′ō, -əl-yâr′ō, kä′bä-yĕ′rō)
n. pl. cab·al·le·ros
1. A Spanish gentleman; a cavalier.
2. A man who is skilled in riding and managing horses; a horseman.

[Spanish, from Late Latin caballārius, horse groom, from Latin caballus, horse; see cavalier.]


(ˌkæbəˈljɛərəʊ; Spanish kaβaˈʎero)
n, pl -ros (-rəʊz; Spanish -ros)
1. a Spanish gentleman
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a southwestern US word for horseman
[C19: from Spanish: gentleman, horseman, from Late Latin caballārius rider, groom, from caballus horse; compare cavalier]


(ˌkæb əlˈyɛər oʊ, -əˈlɛər oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
1. a Spanish gentleman.
2. Southwestern U.S.
a. a horseman.
b. a woman's escort; cavalier.
[1740–50; < Sp < Late Latin caballārius groom; see cavalier]
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He, seeing this grotesque figure clad in armour that did not match any more than his saddle, bridle, lance, buckler, or corselet, was not at all indisposed to join the damsels in their manifestations of amusement; but, in truth, standing in awe of such a complicated armament, he thought it best to speak him fairly, so he said, "Senor Caballero, if your worship wants lodging, bating the bed (for there is not one in the inn) there is plenty of everything else here.
A Mexican horseman has much resemblance, in many points, to the equestrians of Old Spain; and especially to the vain-glorious caballero of Andalusia.
The young caballero has got real gold pieces in the belt he wears next his skin; and the man with the heavy moustaches and unbelieving eyes is indeed very much of a man.
Dime; no ves aquel caballero que hacia nosotros viene
It is indeed I," said the Spanish knight, speaking in the French tongue, "and I pray you to pass your sword through my heart, for how can I live--I, a caballero of Castile--after being dragged from my horse by the base hands of a common archer?
But I am a caballero of Aragon, Don Sancho Penelosa, and, though I be no king, I am yet ready to pay a fitting price for my ransom.
Despite the independence natural to a girl who earned her own living, she had an innate love of the little services and finenesses; and, also, she remembered from her childhood the talk by the pioneer women of the courtesy and attendance of the caballeros of the Spanish-California days.
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Photographs showed paramedics rushing Mr es - g Caballero away from the scene on a stretcher - his shirt covered in blood - but he died while being operated on in hospital.
62 mins: Adomah receives a brilliant cross-field pass from Lee Tomlin and tries to chip the City goalie but his effort lacks power and Caballero gathers.
Yet Hall was largely outclassed by his unbeaten American opponent and was knocked down in the second round on the way to a points loss, two judges seeing it 116-111 and the third giving it to Caballero by a slightly generous 118-110 margin.
With the fight screened live on Channel Five, Hall and American Caballero should make for great viewing - both fighters punch hard (Caballero has knocked out 13 of 21 opponents) and neither man will need to go looking for the other.