trainbearer

noun
train·​bear·​er | \ ˈtrān-ˌber-ər How to pronounce trainbearer (audio) \

Definition of trainbearer

: an attendant who holds up (as on a ceremonial occasion) the train of a robe or gown

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Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Everything You Need to Know About the Met Gala, According to André Leon Talley," 10 Apr. 2018 The queen was attended by four trainbearers, Misses Virginia Lyle Capshaw, Lyla Dayton Gordon, Gabriella Anne Jensen and Miss Laine Campbell Schreiber. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Krewe of Mystery's Rose Ball visits Casablanca," 25 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of trainbearer

1582, in the meaning defined above

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