[ beef-ee-ter ]
/ ˈbifˌi tər /
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a yeoman of the English royal guard or a warder of the Tower of London.
Informal. an Englishman.
a person who eats beef.
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Example sentences from the Web for beefeater
The beefeater before the door of the Lady Mary's lodgings spat upon the ground when he had passed.The Fifth Queen|Ford Madox Ford
So they would have stood forever, if the Beefeater hadn't come in and commanded them, in the queen's name, to drop their weapons.The Librarian at Play|Edmund Lester Pearson
British Dictionary definitions for beefeater
/ (ˈbiːfˌiːtə) /
a nickname often applied to the Yeomen of the Guard and the Yeomen Warders at the Tower of London
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