train·​bear·​er ˈtrān-ˌber-ər How to pronounce trainbearer (audio)
: an attendant who holds up (as on a ceremonial occasion) the train of a robe or gown

Examples of trainbearer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, 5 May 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trainbearer was in 1582

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“Trainbearer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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