man-at-arms
noun (plural men-at-arms) Date: 1581 soldier; especially a heavily armed and usually mounted soldier

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  • Man at arms — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • man-at-arms — n.; pl. {men at arms}. A heavily armed and sometimes mounted soldier in medieval times. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • man-at-arms — [man′at ärmz′] n. pl. men at arms [men′ət ärmz′] former a soldier; esp., a heavily armed medieval soldier on horseback …   English World dictionary

  • man-at-arms — plural men at arms n old use a soldier …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • man-at-arms — (plural ,men at arms) noun count a soldier in the Middle Ages …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • man-at-arms — man′ at arms′ n. pl. men at arms 1) mil why a soldier 2) why an armed soldier on horseback • Etymology: 1325–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • man-at-arms — ► NOUN archaic ▪ a soldier …   English terms dictionary

  • Man-At-Arms — This article is about the He Man and the Masters of the Universe character. For the medieval term for a soldier, see man at arms. Man At Arms Masters of the Universe character Man At Arms as he appears in the 1983 series …   Wikipedia

  • Man-at-arms — This article is about the medieval term for a soldier. For the Masters of the Universe character, see Man At Arms. Men at arms in battle, 15th century illustration. Man at arms (also called armsman or coistrel) was a term used from the High… …   Wikipedia

  • man-at-arms — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms man at arms : singular man at arms plural men at arms a soldier in the Middle Ages …   English dictionary

  • man-at-arms — /man euht ahrmz /, n., pl. men at arms. 1. a soldier. 2. a heavily armed soldier on horseback, esp. in medieval times. [1325 75; ME] * * * …   Universalium

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