Definition of train-bearer in English:



  • A person whose job is to hold up the train of a dress or robe.

    • ‘As if hypnotized, I obeyed, grabbed the other side of her coat and, with the model completely unaware of her train-bearers, we sailed up the steps behind her.’
    • ‘At the wedding ceremony on 10 February 1840 Queen Victoria was attended by twelve train-bearers, all daughters of peers of the realm.’
    • ‘I remember that these train-bearers were vested in voluminous chimeres of cloth of gold edged with crimson velvet.’
    • ‘Later, the Fairy Queen indicates the same train-bearer on the line, ‘all the common council-men’.’
    • ‘Full mourning cloak was worn by chief mourners, with the train carried by train-bearers.’
    attendant, retainer, companion, adviser, aide, henchman, follower
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