from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ancient and feudal times, one who carried the armor or weapons of another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who carries the armor or arms of another; an armiger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of armorbearer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a squire carrying the armor of a knight


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  • Jonathan, with his armor-bearer only, at the very beginning, slew twenty of the enemy; and the Philistines, utterly confounded, turned their arms against each other.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Queen was well satisfied with the idea, but the armor-bearer, who had overheard everything, being much attached to his young master, went straight to him and revealed the whole plot.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • Anoint our associate pastor to be the armor-bearer for our senior pastor.

    The Busy Mom’s Guide to Prayer

  • Anoint our associate pastor to be the armor-bearer for our senior pastor.

    The Busy Mom’s Guide to Prayer

  • After that, he drew aside his armor-bearer, Dardanus, and had some discourse with him in private.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • And that first slaughter, which Jonathan and his armor-bearer made, was about twenty men, within as it were a half acre of land, which a yoke of oxen might plow.

    1 Samuel 14.

  • And his armor-bearer said unto him, Do all that is in thy heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.

    1 Samuel 14.

  • And when they had numbered, behold, Jonathan and his armor-bearer were not there.

    1 Samuel 14.

  • And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armor-bearer after him: and they fell before Jonathan; and his armor-bearer slew after him.

    1 Samuel 14.

  • And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armor-bearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will show you a thing.

    1 Samuel 14.


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