coistril

Coistril

Cois"tril\, n. [Prob. from OF. coustillier groom or lad. Cf. Custrel.]

1. An inferior groom or lad employed by an esquire to carry the knight's arms and other necessaries. [Written also coistrel.]

2. A mean, paltry fellow; a coward. [Obs.] --Shak.
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