gentlemen-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.
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