halberd

Part of speech: noun

A weapon in the form of a battle ax and pike combined, at the end of a long staff.

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Usage examples "halberd":

  1. If, therefore, any of you happen to have such a thing as a halberd in the house, I should advise you to practise with it in the garden." - "The Napoleon of Notting Hill", Gilbert K. Chesterton.
  2. As soon as we start throwing out waste, we'll have all the slashers and halberd fish for miles around. - "Four-Day Planet", Henry Beam Piper.
  3. However, Franz was so proud of his halberd that we were obliged to sacrifice rapid progress to the consideration of his feelings, and he was accordingly sent on to cut the steps which were now found necessary. - "Above the Snow Line", Clinton Thomas Dent.