Definition for ARCH-DAP'I-FER

ARCH-DAP'I-FER, a. [Arch, chief, and L. dapifer, a food-bearer, from daps, meat, or a feast, and fero, to carry.]

An officer in the German empire, whose office is, at the coronation of the emperor, to carry the first dish of meat to table on horseback. – Encyc.

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