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- Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
halberdier (plural halberdiers)
- A soldier armed with a halberd.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volumes (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar, […], →OCLC:
- Jones did not think fit to acquaint the serjeant with his design; though he might have done it with great safety, for the halberdier was himself a man of honour, and had killed his man.
a soldier armed with a halberd