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hal·berd

 (hăl′bərd, hôl′-) also hal·bert (-bərt)
n.
A weapon of the 1400s and 1500s having an axelike blade and a steel spike mounted on the end of a long shaft.

[French hallebarde, from Old French alabarde, from Old Italian alabarda, from Middle High German helmbarde, halmbarte : helm, handle + barte, axe (from Old High German barta; see bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots).]

hal′ber·dier′ (-bər-dîr′) n.
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halberd

(ˈhælbəd) or

halbert

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a weapon consisting of a long shaft with an axe blade and a pick, topped by a spearhead: used in 15th- and 16th-century warfare
[C15: from Old French hallebarde, from Middle High German helm handle, helm1 + barde axe, from Old High German bart beard]
ˌhalberˈdier n
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hal•berd

(ˈhæl bərd, ˈhɔl-)

also hal•bert

(-bərt)

n.
a shafted weapon with an axlike cutting blade, beak, and apical spike, used esp. in the 15th and 16th centuries.
[1485–95; < Middle French hallebarde < Middle Low German helmbarde=helm handle (c. helm1) + barde broadax (c. Middle High German barte)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halberd - a pike fitted with an ax headhalberd - a pike fitted with an ax head  
battle-ax, battle-axe - a broadax used as a weapon
pike - medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
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Translations
halapartna

halberd

[ˈhælbəd] Nalabarda f
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halberd

nHellebarde f
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