17 December 2004

Word for the Day

equerry · 'i-kw&-ri, i-'kwer-i · noun (plural –ries)

1 : an officer of a prince or noble charged with the care of horses
2 : an officer of the British royal household in personal attendance on the sovereign or a member of the royal family

Etymology: obsolete escuirie, equerry stable, from Middle French escuirie office of a squire, stable, from escuier squire; compare esquire

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