man-at-arms

[ man-uh t-ahrmz ]
/ ˈmæn ətˈɑrmz /

noun, plural men-at-arms.

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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man-at-arms

noun plural men-at-arms

a soldier, esp a heavily armed mounted soldier in medieval times
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