- a heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece.
Origin of hoplite
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Historical Examples of hoplite
A horseman fully armed is thrusting his spear into the body of his fallen foe—a hoplite.
Thirdly, if Draco had instituted a hoplite census, Solon would not have substituted citizenship by birth.
A horseman fully armed is thrusting his spear into the body of his fallen foe,—a hoplite.
Now Artybios was riding a horse which had been trained to rear up against a hoplite.The History Of Herodotus
Of the two figures in the chariot of slab xxiv., nothing now remains but part of the shield and left arm of the hoplite 58.
- (in ancient Greece) a heavily armed infantryman
Word Origin for hoplite
"heavy-armed foot soldier of ancient Greece," 1727, from Greek hoplites "heavily armed soldier," literally "heavy armed," from hopla "arms, armor," plural of hoplon "tool, weapon, implement."