OTHER WORDS FROM Hessianhalf-Hes·sian, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hessian
Born in the Hessian village of Rhina in 1916, Friedel was the youngest of 16 close-knit siblings and first cousins.
At one point the coach driver whipped the horses into a gallop and drove right through the Hessian army.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer|John Suchet|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Hessian muttered something in German, and Grant dropped the point of his sword with an oath.My Lady of Doubt|Randall Parrish
Desiring arrangements to be made for the subsistence of the Hessian recruits.
I served my time with the Hessian dragoons before I came to Strasburg.The Garden of Swords|Max Pemberton
The Hessian boots with curved front and tassel at the top were still worn.Dress design|Talbot Hughes
“You have been served just right,” remarked the intruder with the Hessian boots.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann
British Dictionary definitions for hessian (1 of 2)
Word Origin for hessian
British Dictionary definitions for hessian (2 of 2)
- a Hessian soldier in any of the mercenary units of the British Army in the War of American Independence or the Napoleonic Wars
- US any German mercenary in the British Army during the War of American Independence