1. an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
2. a personal attendant of the British royal family
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
1. A large stable or lodge for horses. --Johnson.
2. An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of
Note: In England equerries are officers of the royal
household in the department of the Master of the Horse.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an official charged with the care of the horses of princes
2: a personal attendant of the British royal family
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "equerry":
boy, breaker, breeder, broncobuster, buckaroo, butler, cattleman,
chauffeur, coachman, cow keeper, cowman, dairy farmer, dairyman,
driver, farrier, gardener, gentleman, gillie, grazier, groom,
horseshoer, hostler, houseboy, houseman, lord-in-waiting, man,
manservant, rancher, ranchero, ranchman, sheepman, stableboy,
stableman, stock raiser, stockbreeder, stockkeeper, stockman,
tamer, trainer, valet, valet de chambre