trainbearer


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

train·bear·er

 (trān′bâr′ər)
n.
An attendant who holds up the train of a robe or gown, as in a procession.

trainbearer

(ˈtreɪnˌbɛərə)
n
an attendant in a procession who holds up the train of a dignitary's robe
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trainbearer - one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasiontrainbearer - one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion
wedding party, wedding - a party of people at a wedding
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Translations

trainbearer

[ˈtreɪnˌbɛərəʳ] ndamigella; (little boy) → paggio
References in periodicals archive ?
Hill has two important debuts this season, at Royal Opera, Covent Garden, in January (as Flora in La traviata) and at the Metropolitan Opera in April (a Serving Woman and Trainbearer in Electra).
The spending spree included PS1,130 on a new robe for Mr Bercow and PS1,075 on breeches for the "Trainbearer", who follows him in processions.
"I wore a white satin gown with a deep flounce of Honiton lace, imitation of old," wrote the 21 year-old Queen, "I went into the dressing-room where my 12 young Trainbearers were, dressed all in white with white roses, which had a beautiful effect."(2) Royalty, aristocracy and high society traditionally set the fashion standard for major events that others then sought to emulate.