from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a military corps of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign as a ceremonial guard on state occasions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, one of a band of forty gentlemen and their six officers, all entitled esquires, whose office it is to attend the sovereign to and from the chapel royal, and on other occasions of solemnity. Formerly called gentleman pensioner.
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- n. one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions
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