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Definition of "fyrd" [fyrd]

  • The military force of the whole nation, consisting of all men able to bear arms. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "fyrd" in a sentence
  • "In England it is the descendant of the old Saxon "fyrd," under which each area had to produce its quota of men, to be responsible for arming them and carrying out training annually."
  • "English "fyrd," or militia, was the nation in arms."
  • "What they weren't told was they'd have to nick all the beer after beating up some other bloke called 'fyrd'."