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Definition of "halbert" [halbert]

  • An ancient long-handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form. (noun)

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Use "halbert" in a sentence
  • "The magistrates allowed us a little guard during the night, and we employed a centinel with a kind of halbert for three pence"
  • "However, thd magiftrates allowed us all a little guard, and we had a foldier with a kind of halbert, or half pike, who flood fentinel at our door; to whom we allowed a pint of rice, and a little piece of money, about the value of three - pence per day: fo that our goods were kept very fafe .."
  • "Even in Switzerland, the peasant, if he had a journey to make, though but of a mile or two, cared not to travel without his halbert and two-handed sword."
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