noun (plural men-at-arms)archaic
A soldier, especially one heavily armed and on horseback.
More 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.
Definition of man-at-arms in:
- The US English dictionary