(history) a retainer who carried the arms or armour of a warrior
Historical Examples

In a tribal fight he is said to have acted as armour-bearer to one of his uncles, Zubair.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4 Various

His armour-bearer had told Seitz so downstairs, and he heard his voice within.
In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete Georg Ebers

Then Saul threw himself upon his sword, and the armour-bearer followed the example of the king.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) Max Duncker

In an instant David took the sword from his armour-bearer’s hand.
The Adventures of Captain Mago Lon Cahun

In the earliest times, possibly in the days of Olybion himself, every warrior of distinction was attended by his armour-bearer.
The Curiosities of Heraldry Mark Antony Lower

We are told that “he loved him greatly,” and that David became his armour-bearer.
Mother Stories from the Old Testament Anonymous

He called to his armour-bearer: Draw thy sword and slay me, that these uncircumcised may not come upon me and maltreat me.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) Max Duncker

She took back the weapons and target she had given to the armour-bearer, and stepped over the side of the litter to the ground.
The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

If the criminal is of rank to have an armour-bearer, a carpet of skin should be spread, should one be easily procurable.
Tales of Old Japan Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford

The latter anticipated his surrender, inasmuch as he and his armour-bearer mutually slew each other.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI) Max Duncker

an officer selected by kings and generals because of his bravery, not only to bear their armour, but also to stand by them in the time of danger. They were the adjutants of our modern armies (Judg. 9:54; 1 Sam. 14:7; 16:21; 31:6).


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