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Meaning of EQUERRY

Pronunciation:  'ekwuree

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

EQUERRY is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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