hoplite definition

  • noun:
    • A heavily armed base soldier of old Greece.
    • A heavily-armed infantry soldier of Ancient Greece.
    • A heavy-armed infantry soldier.
    • In Greek antiquity, a heavy-armed foot-soldier, armed with helmet, cuirass or thorax, and greaves, and bearing a sizable guard, and, as tools, a sword, a number of spears or javelins, and quite often a battle-ax.

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