housecarl(redirected from housecarles)
A member of the bodyguard or household troops of a Danish or Anglo-Saxon king or noble.
(Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe) a household warrior of Danish kings and noblemen
[Old English hūscarl, from Old Norse hūskarl manservant, from hūs house + karl man; see churl]
a member of the household troops or bodyguard of a Danish or early English king or noble.