Equerries
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. [1913 Webster]

2. An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of their horses. [1913 Webster]

Note: In England equerries are officers of the royal household in the department of the Master of the Horse. [1913 Webster]


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