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