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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. A member of certain orders of knighthood. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]