turm

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Noun[edit]

turm (plural turms)

  1. (obsolete) A group of people, especially a military unit of cavalrymen.
    • 1671, John Milton, Paradise Regained, Book 4:
      Cast round thine eye, and see
      What conflux issuing forth, or entering in:
      Praetors, proconsuls to their provinces
      Hasting, or on return, in robes of state;
      Lictors and rods, the ensigns of their power;
      Legions and cohorts, turms of horse and wings.

References[edit]

  • turm at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.