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Halberd

Halberd, or Halbert, a weapon which came into general use towards the close of the Middle Ages, and was common in the 15th and 16th centuries. It varied considerably in form, but the ordinary type was a stout wooden handle about six feet long, surmounted by a sharply-pointed blade, with a cross-piece which on one side resembled an axe, and on the other had the curve of a hook.