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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɹuːˈseɪdə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /kɹuˈseɪdɚ/
- Rhymes: -eɪdə(r)
crusader (plural crusaders)
- (historical) A fighter in the medieval Crusades.
- 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 20, in The Dust of Conflict:
- Tony's face expressed relief, and Nettie sat silent for a moment until the vicar said “It was a generous impulse, but it may have been a momentary one, while in the case of monk and crusader there must have been a sustaining purpose, and possibly a great abnegation, a leaving of lands and possessions.”
- the crusaders of the Middle Ages
- (figurative) A person engaged in a crusade.
fighter in the medieval crusades
person engaged in a figurative crusade
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Translations to be checked
- “crusader” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.