noun, plural eq·uer·ries.
Examples from the Web for equerry
I served some time in the Austrian army as a noble Hussar, but am now equerry to a great nobleman, to whom I am distantly related.The Romany Rye|George Borrow
At the same time, he ordered his equerry to ask the unknown, with all possible respect, who he was.The Strange Story Book|Mrs. Andrew Lang
Jehan de Harlay, equerry guardian of the office of chevalier of the night watch of the city of Paris!Notre-Dame de Paris|Victor Hugo
He was ready to run any risks, but, by the advice of the equerry, he decided to try cunning rather than force.The Olive Fairy Book|Various
The pain was so keen that Joan, exhausted from the fatigues of the day, fainted away, and fell in the arms of her equerry Daulon.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for equerry
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for equerry
Word Origin and History for equerry
1590s, short for groom of the equirrie, from esquiry "stables" (1550s), from Middle French escuerie (Modern French écurie), perhaps from Medieval Latin scuria "stable," from Old High German scura "barn;" or from Old French escuier "groom," from Vulgar Latin scutarius "shield-bearer." In either case, spelling influenced by Latin equus "horse," which is unrelated.