American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A personal attendant to the British royal household.
- n. An officer charged with supervision of the horses belonging to a royal or noble household.
- n. An officer responsible for the care and supervision of the horses of a person of rank.
- n. UK A personal attendant to a head of state, a member of a royal family, or a national representative.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large stable or lodge for horses.
- n. An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of their horses.
- n. an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
- n. a personal attendant of the British royal family
- French écurie, stable, from Old French escurie, from escuier, squire; see squire. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“Another of the aunts, Sophia, got away from Kew only to give birth to an illegitimate child, said by the gossips to have been fathered either by an equerry or by her own brother, Ernest Duke of Cumberland.”
““The Queen was disappointed, of course,” a former Palace equerry said.”
“Maybe a royal equerry might put us out of our misery – was that the young David slept rough on the Mall before the last big royal wedding in 1981.”
“So you may guess that the matter on which he had sent for me was one of the gravest national import - Prince Albert, our saintly Bertie the Beauty, wanted a new aide-de-camp, or equerry, or toadeater-extraordinary, and nothing would do but our new Commander must set all else aside to see the thing was done properly.”
“Apparently the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, and the Queen's equerry will still be walking backwards and:Their successors will also be expected to learn to walk backwards safely and discreetly when leaving the monarch's presence.”
“Perhaps she thought I still keep an equerry of the household and a dozen grooms of the chamber to open my door.”
“He subsequently became an equerry in Tsarskoe Selo.”
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