Yeoman

Definition of Yeoman

Yeo´man
n.1.
1.A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.
2.A servant; a retainer.
A yeman hadde he and servants no mo.
- Chaucer.
3.A yeoman of the guard; also, a member of the yeomanry cavalry.
4.(Naut.) An interior officer under the boatswain, gunner, or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account, and distribution of the stores.
Yeoman of the guard
one of the bodyguard of the English sovereign, consisting of the hundred yeomen, armed with partisans, and habited in the costume of the sixteenth century. They are members of the royal household.

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