Gendarme

Gendarme

[zhahn-dahrm; Fr. zhahn-darm]
Gendarme (or /ˈʒɑndɑrm/) can mean:

  • Gendarme (historical): a horseman, usually of noble birth, belonging to the cavalry of the French army in the late-Medieval to Early Modern periods of European history
  • A member of a gendarmerie. The word is often incorrectly used in English to refer to any French policeman.
  • A heavy cavalry unit in the computer game Medieval II: Total War.
  • An isolated rock pinnacle in mountaineering
  • A rock pinnacle of Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, which fell on October 22, 1987.
  • A tool for checking .NET assemblies for common bugs and mistakes, part of the Mono development platform

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