gentleman-at-arms


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gen·tle·man-at-arms

(jĕn′tl-mən-ət-ärmz′)
n. pl. gen·tle·men-at-arms (-mən-)
One of a military corps of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign as a ceremonial guard on state occasions.

gentleman-at-arms

n, pl gentlemen-at-arms
(Historical Terms) a member of the guard who attend the British sovereign on ceremonial and state occasions

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n., pl. gentlemen-at-arms.
one of a guard of men who attend the British sovereign on state occasions.
[1860]
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Noun1.gentleman-at-arms - one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions
gentleman - a man of refinement
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Captain of the Gentleman-At-Arms (government chief whip, House of Lords), the Lord Carter (pounds 53,264).