gentleman-at-arms

noun
plural gentlemen-at-arms

Definition of gentleman-at-arms

: one of a military corps of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions

First Known Use of gentleman-at-arms

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Gentleman-at-arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentleman-at-arms. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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