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Armless
Armlet
armlike
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Armochelys or Ozotheca odorata
armoire
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armor plating
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Armoracia
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Armor-bearer definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

'ARMOR-BEARER, n. One who carries the armor of another.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a squire carrying the armor of a knight [syn: armiger, armor-bearer]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Armor-bearer Ar"mor-bear`er, n. One who carries the armor or arms of another; an armiger. --Judg. ix. 54.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ar'-mer-bar'-er (nose' keli; Greek uses a phrase, ho airon ta skeue, literally "the one carrying the armor"): One who carried the large shield and perhaps other weapons for a king (1Sa 31:4), commander-in-chief (2Sa 23:37), captain (1Sa 14:7) or champion (1Sa 17:7). All warriors of distinction had such an attendant. Rather than perish by the hand of a woman, Abimelech called upon his armor-bearer to give him the finishing stroke (Jud 9:54), and when King Saul's armor-bearer refused to do this office for him that he might not become the prisoner of the Philistines, he took a sword himself and fell upon it (1Sa 31:4). David became Saul's armor-bearer for a time, and Jonathan's armor-bearer was a man of resource and courage (1Sa 14:7). The shield-bearer was a figure well known in the chariots of Egypt and Assyria and the Hittites, his business being to protect his fighting companion during the engagement.

T. Nicol.



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