noun, plural lords-in-wait·ing.
Origin of lord-in-waiting
Examples from the Web for lord-in-waiting
At dinner, the first Lord-in-waiting took the head of the table; opposite to him, the chief Equerry-in-waiting.The Public Life of Queen Victoria|John McGilchrist
What should I have known or written had I been a quiet mercantile politician or a lord-in-waiting?The Love Affairs of Lord Byron|Francis Henry Gribble
The lord-in-waiting presents you to the King; and the lady-in-waiting does the same to her Majesty.Abigail Adams and Her Times|Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Two small silver bars across his left shoulder showed that he was a lord-in-waiting.After London|Richard Jefferies
I really would rather be porter to the House than a lord-in-waiting.Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)|Edmund Downey