man-at-arms [man-uh t-ahrmz] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for man-at-arms on noun, plural men-at-arms.

  1. a soldier.
  2. 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.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Meanwhile he snatched the only one at hand from the man-at-arms that carried it.

    St. Martin’s Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • 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.

    A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • He was in one her physician, her spiritual director, her man-at-arms.

    The Celt and Saxon, Complete

    George Meredith

  • British Dictionary definitions for man-at-arms man-at-arms noun plural men-at-arms

    1. a soldier, esp a heavily armed mounted soldier in medieval times

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