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crusade +‎ -er



crusader (plural crusaders)

  1. A person engaged in a crusade.
  2. (historical) A fighter in the medieval Crusades.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 20, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      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


Further reading[edit]

  • crusader” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.