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  1. history a retainer who carried the arms or armour of a warrior
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Historical Examples

  • His armour-bearer had told Seitz so downstairs, and he heard his voice within.

    In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • In an instant David took the sword from his armour-bearer's hand.

  • We are told that "he loved him greatly," and that David became his armour-bearer.

  • She took back the weapons and target she had given to the armour-bearer, and stepped over the side of the litter to the ground.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • The latter anticipated his surrender, inasmuch as he and his armour-bearer mutually slew each other.