The kern or cateran of the Highlands was a light-armed infantryman, as opposed to the heavy-armed "gallowglass."
Such questions might have been put to you by a light-armed mercenary, who argued for pay.
It seems, that in ancient times the English had the advantage over enemies chiefly by their archers and light-armed troops.
But the rest, who form the light-armed troops, carry a metal cudgel.
All which seems to shew that Odo was equipped as a light-armed fighter.
For when the light-armed troops approached, The Achaeans defeated.
At the first onset he threw the light-armed troops into confusion, and presently routed them with great slaughter.
But the advantage of the light-armed fighters was only momentary.
He therefore sent forward four thousand light-armed foot and six hundred horse, who overpowered the guard and seized the city.
There Pg 352were four types of archer, two heavy-armed and two light-armed.