man-at-arms

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\ ˌman-ət-ˈärmz How to pronounce man-at-arms (audio) \
plural men-at-arms\ ˌmen-​ət-​ˈärmz How to pronounce man-at-arms (audio) \

Definition of man-at-arms

: soldier especially : a heavily armed and usually mounted soldier

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1561, in the meaning defined above

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“Man-at-arms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man-at-arms. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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