Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long sword in which the forte of the blade is very broad and the foible very narrow and slight, the change being abrupt, with a rapid curve or slope on each side. This weapon came into use toward the end of the seventeenth century.
- French (Wiktionary)
“The result of this duel Professor Matthews does not tell, but if the wag's _colichemarde_ was as swift and penetrating as his wit, we may surmise that his opponent of the Code Napoléon and the code duello had a fourth shirt spoiled.”
“_colichemarde_ with its fenestrated guard -- what a superb specimen of handicraft! ”
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