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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.
A halberd (also called halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge) is a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It can have a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. The halberd was usually 1.5 to 1.8 metres (5 to 6 feet) long.The word halberd is cognate with the German word Hellebarde, deriving from Middle High German halm (handle) and barte (battleaxe) joined to form helmbarte. Troops that used the weapon were called halberdiers. The word has also been used to describe a weapon of the Early Bronze Age in Western Europe. This consisted of a blade mounted on a pole at a right angle.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A sort of spear formerly carried by sergeants of infantry, that they, standing in the ranks behind the officers or the colours, should afford additional defence at those important points.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A weapon borne up to the close of the 18th century by all sergeants of foot, artillery, and marines, and by companies of halberdiers in the various regiments of the English army. It consisted of a strong wooden shaft about 6 feet in length, surmounted by an instrument much resembling a bill-hook, constructed alike for cutting and thrusting, with a cross-piece of steel, less sharp, for the purpose of pushing; one end of this cross-piece was turned down as a hook for use in tearing down works against which an attack was made.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Halbert is ranked #6888 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Halbert surname appeared 4,878 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Halbert.
84.4% or 4,119 total occurrences were White.
10% or 488 total occurrences were Black.
2% or 102 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2% or 99 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 36 total occurrences were Asian.
0.7% or 34 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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The numerical value of Halbert in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Halbert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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