noun, plural eq·uer·ries.
Origin of equerry
Examples from the Web for equerry
Historical Examples of equerry
Here, then, we found the equerry again, consumed by anxiety.The Strolling Saint
The chamberlains and the equerry have departed with their letters of announcement.
Take Martin, the equerry, with you, and three of the grooms.
Holding his captive before him, Damis turned to the equerry.Giants on the Earth
Sterner St. Paul Meek
He ordered his equerry to offer them his protection, and everything that they might require.The Frog Prince and Other Stories
noun plural -ries
Word Origin 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.