- carrying light weapons: light-armed troops.
Origin of light-armed
First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for light-armed
Such questions might have been put to you by a light-armed mercenary, who argued for pay.Theaetetus
A light-armed vessel of the 17th century, used by the Dutch for privateering.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
But the rest, who form the light-armed troops, carry a metal cudgel.The City of the Sun
For when the light-armed troops approached, The Achaeans defeated.
But the advantage of the light-armed fighters was only momentary.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar