Definition of gentleman-at-arms in English:


Syllabification: gen·tle·man-at-arms
Pronunciation: /ˈˌjen(t)lmənətˌärmz

noun (plural gentlemen-at-arms)

One of the bodyguards of the British monarch on ceremonial occasions.
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  • Rather, Virginia was conceived in the 1580s by English merchants, mariners, and gentlemen-at-arms who wanted to build an empire in America.
  • He was a gentleman-at-arms who attended Henry VIII at The Siege of Boulogne in 1544.
  • King Henry V's beautiful widow, Catherine, is determined to marry Owen Tudor, a Welsh gentleman-at-arms, but her life is overshadowed by the various powerful men close to the throne.

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