from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A halberd with a long shaft and two-sided blade, carried by medieval foot soldiers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of polearm having a spearhead and a reverse hooked spike on the back.
Middle English, from Old French guisarme, possibly from Old High German getīsarn : getan, to weed + īsarn, iron; see eis- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French guisarme (Wiktionary)