- a soldier, guard, or attendant armed with a halberd.
Origin of halberdier
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Examples from the Web for halberdier
A servant and a halberdier in the Prince's service, seeing these traces, rushed after him.Holland, v. 1 (of 2)
Edmondo de Amicis
She stops on the landing and looks our halberdier in the eye.
I have faithfuly and conscientiously,' says he, 'performed my duties as a halberdier.
"Then learn that you must salute all the royal carriages, whoever may be in them," said the halberdier gruffly.Balsamo, The Magician
And the King's halberdier stuck his lance through Niels Sture's eye, and thus gave him his death.Pictures of Sweden
Hans Christian Andersen