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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]
References in classic literature ?
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.
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
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.
It took until early in the second half for Everton to create a clear chance - but when they did the impressive Caballero would not be beaten.
Caballero is looking for a new club this summer and Rafa Benitez is a fan of the ex-Malaga star.
Caballero is out of contract this summer and Guardiola has decided against offering him new terms, despite the Argentinian goalkeeper making 27 appearances for him last season.
Al investigar la diferencia entre merced de habito y el titulo de caballero, el autor tambien destaca los meritos y los servicios personales como elementos decisivos para la obtencion del reconocimiento real.
In her new role, Caballero will focus on promoting, packaging and servicing SBA loans throughout Texas and offering advice to business owners in their start-ups and business expansions.