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[lahyt-ahrmd] /ˈlaɪtˈɑrmd/
carrying light weapons:
light-armed troops.
Origin of light-armed
First recorded in 1610-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Such questions might have been put to you by a light-armed mercenary, who argued for pay.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • A light-armed vessel of the 17th century, used by the Dutch for privateering.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • But the rest, who form the light-armed troops, carry a metal cudgel.

    The City of the Sun Tommaso Campanella
  • For when the light-armed troops approached, The Achaeans defeated.

  • But the advantage of the light-armed fighters was only momentary.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • All which seems to shew that Odo was equipped as a light-armed fighter.

  • Chirisophus sent for Xenophon to bring his light-armed to the front.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • There Pg 352were four types of archer, two heavy-armed and two light-armed.

    Mesopotamian Archaeology Percy S. P. Handcock
  • And this done, they flanked them on either side by troops of light-armed infantry, and crossbowmen, and unmounted lancers.

    Villani's Chronicle

    Giovanni Villani
  • The light-armed allies of the Romans were sent out on each flank and, climbing the hills, attacked their assailants.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty

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