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crusader (plural crusaders)
- A person engaged in a crusade.
- (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
person engaged in a crusade
- “crusader” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.