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noun hal·berd \ˈhal-bərd, ˈhl-\

Definition of HALBERD

:  a weapon especially of the 15th and 16th centuries consisting typically of a battle-ax and pike mounted on a handle about six feet long

Variants of HALBERD

hal·berd also hal·bert \-bərt\

Origin of HALBERD

Middle English, from Middle French hallebarde, from Middle High German helmbarte, from helm handle + barte ax
First Known Use: 15th century


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