a soldier, guard, or attendant armed with a halberd.

Origin of halberdier

From the Middle French word hallebardier, dating back to 1540–50. See halberd, -ier2
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Examples from the Web for halberdier

Historical Examples of 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

  • I have faithfuly and conscientiously,' says he, 'performed my duties as a halberdier.

  • She stops on the landing and looks our halberdier in the eye.

  • "Then learn that you must salute all the royal carriages, whoever may be in them," said the halberdier gruffly.

    Balsamo, The Magician

    Alexander Dumas

  • 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