landsknecht

[ German lahnts-knekht ]
/ German ˈlɑntsˌknɛxt /
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noun

a European mercenary foot soldier of the 16th century, armed with a pike or halberd.

Nearby words

  1. landseer, sir edwin henry,
  2. landshark,
  3. landshut,
  4. landside,
  5. landskip,
  6. landslide,
  7. landslip,
  8. landsmaal,
  9. landsman,
  10. landsmanshaft


Origin of landsknecht

From German; see origin at land, 's1, knight

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British Dictionary definitions for landsknecht

landsknecht

/ (ˈlæntskəˌnɛkt) /

noun

a mercenary foot soldier in late 15th-, 16th-, and 17th-century Europe, esp a German pikeman

Word Origin for landsknecht

German, literally: landknight

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