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spearman

[speer-muh n] /ˈspɪər mən/
noun, plural spearmen.
1.
a person who is armed with or uses a spear.
Origin of spearman
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see spear1, man1
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  • I am a spearman, but I prefer the North spear and the pilum.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • These are a spearman, who is also a captain, a pilot, and two oarsmen.

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  • Abara and Mister Johnson returned in silence, under the trees behind spearman, who was unaware of them.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • A noble friendship like theirs— A spearman, came in and saluted.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • Kajana's old mind was roving after other matters, to him more important than spearman or the beautiful lost ship from Earth.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • And the spearman,—see how he stands at the bow,—now going to cast his spear!

    Feats on the Fiord Harriet Martineau
  • At the end of two years, when spearman's goddess had borne him twin sons, there was industry in the villages.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • Here and there a spearman holds in front of him an oval shield by the handle.

    The World of Homer Andrew Lang
  • There was an army of a thousand spears, bladed with iron from certain small hills in the north between Vestoia and spearman City.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • He picked up the spearman in that first rush and flung him into the fire.

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British Dictionary definitions for spearman

spearman

/ˈspɪəmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a soldier armed with a spear
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