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beefeater

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noun, often capitalized beef·eat·er \ˈbēf-ˌē-tər\

Definition of beefeater

  1. 1 :  a yeoman of the guard that forms part of an English monarch's train on state occasions

  2. 2 :  a warder of the tower of London uniformed like a beefeater




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