Definition of man-at-arms in English:

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noun (plural men-at-arms)

A soldier, especially one heavily armed and on horseback.
Example sentences
  • A dozen French notables, including the Constable of France, died, together with perhaps 1,500 knights and 4,500 men-at-arms.
  • Under this system, the lords are afforded sustenance and men-at-arms from those beneath them on the hierarchy ladder, while those below are afforded protection by those above.
  • Medieval English archers were sometimes mounted to enable them to keep pace with men-at-arms, and dragoons, who eventually became cavalry proper, were initially foot soldiers mounted on cheap nags.

Words that rhyme with man-at-arms

alms, Brahms

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