Cois"tril (?), n. [Prob. from OF. coustillier groom or lad. Cf. Custrel.]

1.

An inferior groom or lad employed by an esquire to carry the knight's arms and other necessaries.

[Written also coistrel.]

2.

A mean, paltry fellow; a coward.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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