- a soldier.
- a heavily armed soldier on horseback, especially in medieval times.
Origin of man-at-arms
Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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Examples from the Web for man-at-arms
A man-at-arms lounged out of the guardhouse to inquire our business.The Strolling Saint
Meanwhile he snatched the only one at hand from the man-at-arms that carried it.St. Martin's Summer
For my Captain had his notion of rank and place, as a man-at-arms should have.Marjorie
Justin Huntly McCarthy
Every man-at-arms is one of its fingers, and there are thousands of them.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete
He was in one her physician, her spiritual director, her man-at-arms.The Celt and Saxon, Complete
- a soldier, esp a heavily armed mounted soldier in medieval times