halbert
Halberd Hal"berd (h[o^]l"b[~e]rd; 277), n. [F. hallebarde; of German origin; cf. MHG. helmbarte, G. hellebarte; prob. orig., an ax to split a helmet, fr. G. barte a broad ax (orig. from the same source as E. beard; cf. Icel. bar[eth]a, a kind of ax, skegg beard, skeggja a kind of halberd) + helm helmet; but cf. also MHG. helm, halm, handle, and E. helve. See {Beard}, {Helmet}.] (Mil.) An ancient long-handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form. [Written also {halbert}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Halbert — This very interesting late medieval surname is of both English and French (Huguenot) origins. It describes a particular type of soldier, a halberdier, one who carried the halberd, a weapon which is a cross between a spear and a battle axe, and is …   Surnames reference

  • halbert — (Adj.) [håiwàd] halb (iatz hammas scho halbert gschafft...) …   Bayrische Wörterbuch von Rupert Frank

  • halbert — noun see halberd …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • halbert — noun An ancient long handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form. Halberts are of a variety of forms, they are… …   Wiktionary

  • halbert — n. halberd, old fashioned weapon with both a spear and a battle ax …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halbert — hal·bert …   English syllables

  • halbert — noun see halberd …   Useful english dictionary

  • Halbert White — Halbert L. White, Jr. (* 19. November 1950 in Kansas City[1]) ist ein US amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Wirken 2 Auszeichnungen 3 Mitgliedschaften …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Halbert E. Paine — Halbert E. Paine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Halbert Houston Thornberry — ( * 1902 1991) fue un micólogo y fitopatólogo y virólogo estadounidense. Obtiene su B.Sc. en 1925 y su M.Sc. en 1926 en la Universidad de Kentucky, y su Ph.D. en Fitopatología e la Universidad de Illinois, en 1934. De 1938 a 1971 es profesor en… …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”