Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The guard of a sword when made in the form of bar at right angles with the blade. The swords of the middle ages commonly had a cross-guard without other defense for the hand, which was protected by the gauntlet. See
hiltand cross-hilt; also counter-guard.
- n. A similar defense mounted upon the shaft of a spear, usually not far below the head. Hunting-spears were sometimes fitted with such a guard, to prevent the too deep penetration of the spear and admit of its immediate extrication.
“After much fileing and pounding, I was able to fit the cross-guard and make the para-cord handle.”
“Forged for thrusting and throwing, the dagger had no cross-guard.”
“Hilt, cross-guard, and pommel were all plain and unornamented.”
“Now, below the loop, like the cross-guard of a Persian sword, two further stems grow from the gold.”
“With the steel naked in his hand, he hastened across the strand, and for one reckless instant longed to bury the blade to the cross-guard in his mistress's back.”
“There was no cross-guard, only the elliptical base of the hilt, which extended a quarter of an inch all round the blade.”
“The cross-guard of the sword is of metal, and is probably a reparation.”
Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral Formerly the Collegiate Church of St. Saviour, Otherwise St. Mary Overie. A Short History and Description of the Fabric, with Some Account of the College and the See
“He nodded approvingly, gripped it with his index finger crooked around the cross-guard, and advanced to meet Marnark of”
“Of silver it was, wrought into the shape of a standing woman, her feet poised upon the small, chiselled cross-guard, her head forming the pommel; naked she stood in languorous pose, arms raised and hands locked behind her head.”
“_ When borne as a charge, straight in the blade, pointed, and with a cross-guard.”
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