noun (plural equerries)
1An officer of the British royal household who attends or assists members of the royal family: he became equerry to the Duke of Kent
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- Much later it was revealed that the Royal Family and their equerries had been practising in the gardens of Buckingham Palace with rifles, pistols and tommy-guns.
- As she left the church after the 40-minute service, a smiling Sophie linked arms with husband Edward and Timothy Laurence, a former royal equerry.
- Her equerries and footmen march bareheaded on either side next the litter, and outside, the pensioners on foot with their halberds.
1.1 historical An officer of the household of a prince or noble who had charge over the stables.
- Being a known equerry to the Prince, I was often peppered with questions of this nature while out about the piazza.
- In due course, the horse arrived with the vet, groom, and an equerry, in a large horsebox.
- Bertie's hour proved more eventful for both his comptroller and his equerry decided to show up right after the gentlemen separated from the ladies.
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