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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equerry  \Eq"uer*ry\  (?;  277),  n.;  pl  {Equerries}.  [F.  ['e]curie 
  stable,  for  older  escurie,  escuirie  (confused  somewhat  with 
  F.  ['e]cuyer,  OF  escuyer  squire),  LL  scuria,  OHG.  skiura 
  sc?ra,  barn,  shed,  G.  scheuer,  from  a  root  meaning  to  cover, 
  protect,  and  akin  to  L.  scutum  shield.  See  {Esquire},  and  cf 
  {Ecurie},  {Querry}.] 
  1.  A  large  stable  or  lodge  for  horses.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  An  officer  of  princes  or  nobles,  charged  with  the  care  of 
  their  horses. 
 
  Note:  In  England  equerries  are  officers  of  the  royal 
  household  in  the  department  of  the  Master  of  the  Horse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  equerry 
  n  1:  an  official  charged  with  the  care  of  the  horses  of  princes 
  or  nobles 
  2:  a  personal  attendant  of  the  British  royal  family 




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