armour-bearer


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armour-bearer

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1. (Historical Terms) history a retainer who carried the arms or armour of a warrior
2. (Military) history a retainer who carried the arms or armour of a warrior
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The woman was satisfied with this; but the king's armour-bearer, who had heard all, was friendly with the young lord, and informed him of the whole plot.
King Saul soon made David his armour-bearer and so followed the slaying of Goliath.