man-at-arms

man-at-arms

[man-uht-ahrmz]
noun, plural men-at-arms.
1.
a soldier.
2.
a heavily armed soldier on horseback, especially in medieval times.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English

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man-at-arms
 
n , pl men-at-arms
a soldier, esp a heavily armed mounted soldier in medieval times

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