Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)
Use "trencher-man" in a sentence
"Mr. Wagg, the celebrated wit, and a led captain and trencher-man of my Lord Steyne, was caused by the ladies to charge her; and the worthy fellow, leering at his patronesses and giving them a wink, as much as to say, “Now look out for sport,” one evening began an assault upon Becky, who was unsuspiciously eating her dinner."
"To be the servant and companion of a fugitive, a soldier, and a murderer rolled in one -- to live by stratagems, disguises, and false names, in an atmosphere of midnight and mystery so thick that you could cut it with a knife -- was really, I believe, more dear to him than his meals, though he was a great trencher-man and something of a glutton besides."
"He was a very valiant trencher-man; and yet he could not have been said to love eating for eating's sake."