What does the word trusty mean?

Usage examples for trusty

  1. But it is only less difficult to decide upon a trusty agency. – From the Easy Chair, series 3 by George William Curtis
  2. Our men and horses were hidden among the dense cottonwoods a mile behind us, but, though invisible to us, we well knew that trusty eyes were keeping watch for the first signal from the hillside. – Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life by Charles King
  3. But the trusty messenger, who arrived three days later, was not, as I had hoped, young Bunker or young Anybody. – On the Church Steps by Sarah C. Hallowell