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Definition of "masters-at-arms" []

  • Plural of master-at-arms. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "masters-at-arms" in a sentence
  • "The ships weapons department assumed trash detail and the carriers Marines and masters-at-arms sealed off the sick bay, blocking reporters and curious sailors from straying too close."
  • "The men worked with a fervor unusual to see, worked without the incentive of the whip or the bullying cries of the masters-at-arms."
  • "He showed Sharpe the galley beneath the forecastle, introduced him to masters-at-arms, cooks, Bosuns, Gunner's Mates, the carpenter, then offered to take Sharpe up the mainmast."