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  • n. a soldier armed with halberd

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is armed with a halberd.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soldier armed with a halberd.
  • n. A soldier of the body-guard of a sovereign or a high official, or a member of certain civic guards attending magistrates and keeping order in towns.

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

  • n. a guard who carries a halberd (as a symbol of his duty)


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  • The English tried a desperation attack down hill with their last remaining halberdier stand in the center, and succeded in taking out another French knight.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Count Egmont going to execution; in which I have the honour to figure as a halberdier, Captain Hoby as the Count, and Captain Goby as the Duke of Alva, looking out of window.

    The Newcomes

  • Jones did not think fit to acquaint the serjeant with his design; though he might have done it with great safety, for the halberdier was himself a man of honour, and had killed his man.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • I embraced this proposal with joy, and was immediately conducted to the place, where I was treated, while my illness lasted, with the utmost tenderness and care by this grateful halberdier, who had no other bed for himself than a hencoop during the whole passage.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • The question, from a muscular halberdier, sent a shiver down Suzine's stooped spine.

    The Kinslayer Wars

  • The halberdier closed once more, and fresh blood spangled the floor.


  • His jeweled arm lifted, gesturing to a halberdier.


  • The halberdier straightened over the Kielmark's sagging form, uncertain.


  • A halberdier turned in his sleep where he lay, on some straw beneath the coach-shed, his halberd rattling as it struck the cobbles.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • "Here's a friend of Argile back again," said an old halberdier, staunching a savage cut on his knee, and mumbling his words because he was chewing as he spoke an herb that's the poultice for every wound.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn


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