from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The blunt area of a sword just above the hilt, used for grip and maneuverability.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of the blade of a rapier which is included between the outermost guard (see cup-guard, counter-guard) and the cross-guard, or the point of connection between the blade and the hilt.
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