A polearm resembling a long-handled axe, the halberd also features a spike sprouting from the end of the haft that can be used as a spear, and a hook opposite the axe-head that was used to pull mounted knights from their horses.
The King's guards crossed their halberds across the door to the throne room, denying the messenger entry.
by KingPhoenix February 20, 2005

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