Custrel
Custrel \Cus"trel\, n. See {Costrel}. [Obs.] --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster]

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  • Custrel — Cus trel (k[u^]s trel), n. [OF. coustillier. See {Coistril}.] An armor bearer to a knight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • custrel — noun /ˈkʌstɹəl/ a knights attendant or man at arms; a knave …   Wiktionary

  • custrel — noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English custrell, probably modification of Middle French coustillier soldier carrying a short sword, squire of a knight more at coistrel obsolete : an armor bearer to a knight …   Useful english dictionary

  • coistrel — Coistril Cois tril, n. [Prob. from OF. coustillier groom or lad. Cf. {Custrel}.] 1. An inferior groom or lad employed by an esquire to carry the knight s arms and other necessaries. [Written also {coistrel}.] [1913 Webster] 2. A mean, paltry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coistril — Cois tril, n. [Prob. from OF. coustillier groom or lad. Cf. {Custrel}.] 1. An inferior groom or lad employed by an esquire to carry the knight s arms and other necessaries. [Written also {coistrel}.] [1913 Webster] 2. A mean, paltry fellow; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coistrel — or coistril [kois′trəl] n. [prob. < ME custrel, a soldier (armed with a custille, two edged dagger) < OFr coustellier] Archaic 1. a groom in charge of a knight s horses 2. a knave; varlet; scoundrel …   English World dictionary

  • -rel — suffix with diminutive or derogatory force (cockerel; scoundrel). Etymology: from or after OF erel(le) * * * a noun suffix having a diminutive or pejorative force: wastrel. Also, erel. [ME < OF erel, erelle] * * * suffix forming nouns with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cois|tril — cois|trel or cois|tril «KOYS truhl», noun. 1. Historical. a groom who cared for a knight s horses. 2. Archaic. a base person; knave: »He s a coward and a coistrel (Shakespeare). ╂[variant of custrel] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cois|trel — or cois|tril «KOYS truhl», noun. 1. Historical. a groom who cared for a knight s horses. 2. Archaic. a base person; knave: »He s a coward and a coistrel (Shakespeare). ╂[variant of custrel] …   Useful english dictionary

  • costerel — var. custrel, Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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