equerry

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noun equer·ry \ˈe-kwə-rē, i-ˈkwer-ē\

Definition of equerry

plural

equerries

  1. 1 :  an officer of a prince or noble charged with the care of horses

  2. 2 :  an officer of the British royal household in personal attendance on the sovereign or a member of the royal family

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Origin and Etymology of equerry

modification of Middle French ecurie, escuyrie squires (collectively), duties of a squire, care of horses, stable, from escuier squire — more at esquire

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