from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the bodyguard or household troops of a Danish or Anglo-Saxon king or noble.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the Scandinavian royal household troops.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A household servant; also, one of the bodyguard of King Canute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In early Danish and early English history, a member of the body-guard of a noble, chieftain, or king.
Old Norse huskarl (Wiktionary)