American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A claymore mine.
- n. A large, double-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . The name, in the Highlands of Scotland, of the heavy two-handed sword. This weapon remained in use among the Highlanders after it had been generally abandoned elsewhere. It had a cross-guard sometimes reinforced with curved quillons and shells.
- n. A name given inaccurately in the eighteenth century to the basket-hilted broadsword made to be used with one hand, and closely resembling the cuirassier's broadsword of the seventeenth century in England. The blades of these swords were often marked with the stamp of Andrea Ferrara. See
- n. A soldier armed with a claymore.
- n. A large two-handed sword historically used by the Scottish Highlanders.
- n. The Scottish basket-hilted broadsword used during the early modern period.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large two-handed sword used formerly by the Scottish Highlanders.
- n. a large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
- n. an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy
- From Scottish Gaelic claidheamh ("sword") + mòr ("great"). (Wiktionary)
- Scottish Gaelic claidheamh mór, large sword : claidheamh, sword (from Old Irish claideb) + mór, great (from Old Irish). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The Highlanders love to use cold steel; the claymore was their old weapon, and the bayonet is its nearest equivalent in modern war.”
“I remember being pretty amazed by just how deadly the claymore was - might have been the deadliest melee weapon they showed, if I recall correctly.”
“H, Carefully place claymore mine curved side towards the Bear.”
“La Forge was amused to note that where Picard used to have a fish tank, Scotty had a shield and a couple of claymore swords.”
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