[jen-tl-muh n-uh t-ahrmz]
- (in England) one of a guard of 40 gentlemen who attend the sovereign on state occasions.
Origin of gentleman-at-arms
First recorded in 1855–60
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After the Restoration appointed captain and paymaster of the corps of gentleman-at-arms.
- a member of the guard who attend the British sovereign on ceremonial and state occasions
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