Definitions for: Equerry


[n] a personal attendant of the British royal family
[n] an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles



Webster (1913) Definition: Eq"uer*ry (?; 277), n.; pl. Equerries. [F. ['e]curie
stable, for older escurie, escuirie (confused somewhat with
F. ['e]cuyer, OF. escuyer, squire), LL. scuria, OHG. skiura,
sc?ra, barn, shed, G. scheuer, from a root meaning to cover,
protect, and akin to L. scutum shield. See Esquire, and cf.
Ecurie, Querry.]
1. A large stable or lodge for horses. --Johnson.

2. An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of
their horses.

Note: In England equerries are officers of the royal
household in the department of the Master of the Horse.

See Also: attendant, attender, functionary, official, tender

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