What does the word yeoman mean?

Usage examples for yeoman

  1. You are at liberty to withdraw as soon as you have wound up your arrangements with Mr. Somerdine; he will now, as Yeoman of the Horse, have your duties as well as his own; for I do not intend to have another Gentleman of the Horse. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. When the war cry was sounded he was Colonel of a regiment and marched his yeoman troops to the battle field. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  3. In Gloucestershire many an honest yeoman goes out twice a week and endeavours to drown for a while all thoughts of hard times and low prices, content for the day if the fates have left him a sound horse and the consolation of a gallop over the grass. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
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