Medieval Glossary

Brown Bill

A sort of halbert, also called a black bill. It has a cutting part like a woodman's bill, with a spike projecting from the back, and another from the head.

Related term(s): Halbert; Black Bill; Bill; Polearm
Category: Weapons
Added: 06.01.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 52.


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