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

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, "André Leon Talley Explains the Significance of the Met Gala," 5 May 2019 Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, "André Leon Talley Explains the Significance of the Met Gala," 5 May 2019 Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, "André Leon Talley Explains the Significance of the Met Gala," 5 May 2019 Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, "André Leon Talley Explains the Significance of the Met Gala," 5 May 2019 Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, "André Leon Talley Explains the Significance of the Met Gala," 5 May 2019 Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, "André Leon Talley Explains the Significance of the Met Gala," 5 May 2019 Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, "André Leon Talley Explains the Significance of the Met Gala," 5 May 2019 Rihanna’s yellow Guo Pei cape edged in fur, with trainbearers, from 2015. Maria Ward, Vogue, "André Leon Talley Explains the Significance of the Met Gala," 5 May 2019

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First Known Use of trainbearer

1582, in the meaning defined above

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“Trainbearer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trainbearer. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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