Origin of light-armed
Examples from the Web for light-armed
It seems, that in ancient times the English had the advantage over enemies chiefly by their archers and light-armed troops.
The kern or cateran of the Highlands was a light-armed infantryman, as opposed to the heavy-armed "gallowglass."Lady of the Lake|Sir Walter Scott
The light-armed archers and slingers showered their missiles, and the combat might last for hours.The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
The rest of the legion consisted of light-armed troops, who acted as skirmishers.
Light-armed men, hunters, used to stalking wild beasts in the show.Black Amazon of Mars|Leigh Brackett