What does the word pensioner mean?

Usage examples for pensioner

  1. The man may be a pensioner, and in that case I might discover his address through the military authorities, and I could find out from him whether my uncle often rode out at night, what were his habits, and possibly where the tent stood, and so on. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  2. The sudden voice, issuing from the dead revolving cylinder, was so unexpected and startling that several of the ladies screamed and at least one gentleman pensioner put his hand to his sword- hilt. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  3. The other crow stood at the door and flapped her wings; she did not go with them, for she suffered from headache since she had become a kitchen pensioner- the consequence of eating too much. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen