Eq"uer*ry . [F. 'ecurie stable, for older escurie, escuirie (confused somewhat with F. écuyer, OF. escuyer, squire), LL. scuria, OHG. skiura, scra, barn, shed, G. scheuer, from a root meaning to cover, protect, and akin to L. scutum shield. See Esquire, and cf. Ecurie, Querry.]
A large stable or lodge for horses.
An officer of princes or nobles, charged with the care of their horses.
In England equerries are officers of the royal household in the department of the Master of the Horse.
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