Equerry

Eq"uer*ry

(?; 277), n.;
pl. Equerries (#).
[F. curie stable, for older escurie, escuirie (confused somewhat with F. cuyer, 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.] 1. A large stable or lodge for horses. Johnson.
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2. An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of their horses.
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In England equerries are officers of the royal household in the department of the Master of the Horse.
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