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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n equerry a personal attendant of the British royal family
    • n equerry an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Equerry A large stable or lodge for horses.
    • Equerry An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of their horses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Equerry ek′we-ri in the royal household, an official under the Master of the Horse, whose main duty is to accompany the sovereign when riding in state.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. écurie, stable, for older escurie, escuirie,confused somewhat with F. écuyer, OF. escuyer, squire), LL. scuria, OHG. skiura, scra, barn, shed, G. scheuer, from a root meaning to cover, protect, and akin to L. scutum, shield. See Esquire, and cf. Ecurie Querry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. écurie—Low L. scuria, a stable—Old High Ger. scûr (Ger. scheuer), a shed.


In literature:

Holding his captive before him, Damis turned to the equerry.
"Giants on the Earth" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
Adjoining the hotel were the quarters of the Queen's equerries.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
My Equerry will find them.
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
On the other hand, it would be in the regular course of things, that, when a courtier and an equerry, he should offer his services.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Take Martin, the equerry, with you, and three of the grooms.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
The chamberlains and the equerry have departed with their letters of announcement.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
At that moment the King's equerry came ashore.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
A merry Belgian Equerry to the Prince of Orange, laughed, joked, and amused us with sleight-of-hand tricks.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
Casimir," she commanded the equerry, who had been keeping as much out of sight as possible, "undo those cords.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
I could see that my being without equerry or escort gave them pleasure.
"Long Live the King" by Guy Boothby
Here she discovered that her grand equerry and favourite, Monaldeschi, was betraying her personal secrets.
"International Incidents for Discussion in Conversation Classes" by Lassa Oppenheim
He is equerry to his Majesty King Ulric of Mauravania.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Made captain in the Queen's Bays in 1785, he became the equerry and intimate friend of the duke of York.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Christobal de Gamboa was Cortes' equerry, and died a natural death.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Equerries follow the train bearing the banners of their respective seigneurs.
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
Persons even of the highest rank sometimes sat behind their equerry on the same horse.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The good equerry's fears proved only too true, as the king found out to his cost.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Or did his equerries, among themselves, speak of his sisters too as they spoke of the duchess?
"Majesty" by Louis Couperus
I wore a dress like that of the equerries.
"Bartholomew Sastrow" by Bartholomew Sastrow
Behind this brilliant company, stood the pages and equerries of the seigneur carrying his colors.
"The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion" by Eugène Sue