halberdier

halberdier

[hal-ber-deer]
noun
a soldier, guard, or attendant armed with a halberd.

Origin:
1540–50; < Middle French hallebardier. See halberd, -ier2

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halberd or halbert (ˈhælbəd, ˈhælbət)
 
n
a weapon consisting of a long shaft with an axe blade and a pick, topped by a spearhead: used in 15th- and 16th-century warfare
 
[C15: from Old French hallebarde, from Middle High German helm handle, helm1 + barde axe, from Old High German bartbeard]
 
halbert or halbert
 
n
 
[C15: from Old French hallebarde, from Middle High German helm handle, helm1 + barde axe, from Old High German bartbeard]
 
halber'dier or halbert
 
n

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