Definitions for halberdˈhæl bərd, ˈhɔl-; -bərt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hal•berdˈhæl bərd, ˈhɔl-; -bərt(n.)
a shafted weapon with an axlike cutting blade, beak, and apical spike, used esp. in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Origin of halberd:
1485–95; < MF hallebarde < MLG helmbarde=helm handle (c. helm1) +barde broadax (c. MHG barte)
a pike fitted with an ax head
A hand weapon consisting of a long pole fitted with a metal head; the head consists of a blade similar to an axe and usually a spike or hook.
Origin: hallebarde, from halmbarte, from halm + barte
an ancient long-handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form