• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Peltast a soldier armed with this
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. peltē.


In literature:

Then the peltasts and light troops rushed in and began snatching what each man could.
"Anabasis" by Xenophon
Tissaphernes had not fled at the commencement of the engagement, but had charged through the Greek peltasts, close to the banks of the river.
"The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis" by Xenophon
Overhead, the air-car hovered, its peltasts stationed there in the event of trouble, their slings poised.
"Quest of the Golden Ape" by Ivar Jorgensen
Between the heavy and the light armed were the peltasts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various