plural men-at-arms ˌmen-ət-ˈärmz How to pronounce man-at-arms (audio)
: soldier
especially : a heavily armed and usually mounted soldier

Word History

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of man-at-arms was in 1561

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“Man-at-arms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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plural men-at-arms
: soldier entry 1 sense 1
especially : a heavily armed mounted soldier

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