Definition of veteran:
stage manager, veterinarian, old hand, hardened, exercised, skilled, gaffer, versed, weathered, oldtimer, warhorse, ability, veterinary surgeon, old-timer, knowledge, inured, vet, veterinary, ex-serviceman, old stager, seasoned, stager, veteran soldier, experienced, antique, steady, old geezer.
While the crowd of non- combatants were conducted in irregular columns without manacles or chains, the veteran troops and the young men capable of bearing arms were usually bound together, and sometimes were further secured by a wooden collar placed on their necks.- "History Of Egypt, Chaldĉa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)", G. Maspero.
- "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
- "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.