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Halbert (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Halbert

A weapon carried by a serjeant of foot. To get a halbert; to be appointed a serjeant. To be brought to the halberts; to be flogged a la militaire: soldiers of the infantry, when flogged, being commonly tied to three halberts, set up in a triangle, with a fourth fastened across them. He carries the halbert in his face; a saying of one promoted from a serjeant to a commission officer.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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