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halberd

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noun hal·berd \ˈhal-bərd, ˈhȯl-\

Definition of halberd

  1. :  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

also hal·bert play \-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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