man-at-arms [man-uh t-ahrmz] ExamplesWord Originnoun, plural men-at-arms.
- a soldier.
- a heavily armed soldier on horseback, especially in medieval times.
Origin of man-at-arms Middle English word dating back to 1325–75 Related Words for man-at-arms gallant, paladin, champion, banneret, chevalier, partisan, cavalier, gentleman, companion, protagonist, lover, horseman, man-at-arms, templar, caballero Examples from the Web for man-at-arms Historical Examples of man-at-arms
A man-at-arms lounged out of the guardhouse to inquire our business.
Meanwhile he snatched the only one at hand from the man-at-arms that carried it.
For my Captain had his notion of rank and place, as a man-at-arms should have.
Justin Huntly McCarthy
Every man-at-arms is one of its fingers, and there are thousands of them.
He was in one her physician, her spiritual director, her man-at-arms.
British Dictionary definitions for man-at-arms man-at-arms noun plural men-at-arms
- a soldier, esp a heavily armed mounted soldier in medieval times