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[jen-tl-muh n-uh t-ahrmz]
noun, plural gen·tle·men-at-arms.
  1. (in England) one of a guard of 40 gentlemen who attend the sovereign on state occasions.
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Origin of gentleman-at-arms

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples

  • After the Restoration appointed captain and paymaster of the corps of gentleman-at-arms.

    The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History


British Dictionary definitions for gentleman-at-arms


noun plural gentlemen-at-arms
  1. a member of the guard who attend the British sovereign on ceremonial and state occasions
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