Armor-bearer Ar"mor-bear`er, n. One who carries the armor or arms of another; an armiger. --Judg. ix. 54. [1913 Webster]

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  • armor-bearer — noun a squire carrying the armor of a knight • Syn: ↑armiger • Hypernyms: ↑squire * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one that bears armor; specifically : squire …   Useful english dictionary

  • armor-bearer — retainer bearing the arms or armor of knight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • armor bearer — One who carried the equipment of a knight or other fighting man; a squire …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • armor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. steel plate, mail, shielding. See defense. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An armored protection] Syn. shield, protection, covering, guard, armor plate, breastplate, protective covering, mail, steel sheet,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Esquire — Es*quire , n. [OF. escuyer, escuier, properly, a shield bearer, F. [ e]cuyer shield bearer, armor bearer, squire of a knight, esquire, equerry, rider, horseman, LL. scutarius shield bearer, fr. L. scutum shield, akin to Gr. ? skin, hide, from a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saul — (שאול המלך) (or Sha ul) (Arabic: طالوت ,Tālūt) () and Michal was returned as wife to David. Ish bosheth reigned for two years and was killed by two of his own captains ( and bibleverse nb|1|Samuel|12:1 5|HE) Desiring to be like other nations,… …   Wikipedia

  • King David's Warriors — are a group of biblical characters explicitly singled out by an appendix of the Books of Samuel. The text (2 Samuel 23:8 39) divides them into The Three, of which there are 3, and The Thirty, of which there is somewhere between 30 and 37. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Armiger — Ar mi*ger, n. [L. armiger armor bearer; arma arms + gerere to bear.] Formerly, an armor bearer, as of a knight, an esquire who bore his shield and rendered other services. In later use, one next in degree to a knight, and entitled to armorial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypaspist — Hy*pas pist, n. [Gr. ?.] (Gr. Antiq.) A shield bearer or armor bearer. Mitford. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squire — Squire, n. [Aphetic form of esquire.] 1. A shield bearer or armor bearer who attended a knight. [1913 Webster] 2. A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See {Esquire}. [Eng.] His privy knights and squires. Chaucer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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