An ancient Roman gladiator armed with a net and a spear.
- ‘‘The retiarius was the ‘fisherman,’ who fought with a net, a gladius, and a trident [and was] protected with just a small shoulder shield,’ Kanz said.’
- ‘As the retiarius advanced, leading with his left shoulder and wielding the trident in his right hand, his shoulder-guard prevented his opponent from striking the vulnerable area of his neck and face.’
Latin, from rete ‘net’.
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