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Definition of "equerry" [eq•uer•ry]

  • A personal attendant to the British royal household. (noun)
  • An officer charged with supervision of the horses belonging to a royal or noble household. (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 "equerry" in a sentence
  • "None of the children had any very clear idea as to the meaning of that word 'equerry'; therefore it always filled them with a vague terror of unknown possibilities."
  • ""I can only speak of what I saw -- of the keepers of the horses, and of the other men, whom, in my unfamiliarity with military fashions, I will call equerry, armorer, and squire or page."
  • "Jonsson stepped into the breach, marrying the former Duchess of York's equerry in August 2003."