[hal-berd, hawl-, hol-; formerly haw-berd] /ˈhæl bərd, ˈhɔl-, ˈhɒl-; formerly ˈhɔ bərd/
a shafted weapon with an axlike cutting blade, beak, and apical spike, used especially in the 15th and 16th centuries.
a weapon consisting of a long shaft with an axe blade and a pick, topped by a spearhead: used in 15th- and 16th-century warfare
late 15c., from Middle French hallebarde (earlier alabarde, 15c.), from Middle High German halmbarte “broad-axe with handle,” from halm “handle” (see helm) + barte “hatchet,” possibly from Proto-Germanic *bardoz “beard,” also “hatchet, broadax.” Alternative etymology [Kluge, Darmesteter] traces first element to helm “helmet,” making the weapon an axe for smashing helmets.
[hal-ber-deer] /ˌhæl bərˈdɪər/ noun 1. a soldier, guard, or attendant armed with a halberd.
/ˈhælbəˌʃtat/ noun 1. a town in central Germany, in Saxony-Anhalt: industrial centre noted for its historic buildings. Pop: 40 014 (2003 est)
[hal-ber-stam] /ˈhæl bərˌstæm/ noun 1. David, 1934–2007, U.S. writer.
halcinonide hal·cin·o·nide (hāl-sĭn’ə-nīd’) n. A corticosteroid used in topical preparations as an anti-inflammatory agent.