from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fencing sword with a bowl-shaped guard and a long, narrow, fluted blade that has no cutting edge and tapers to a blunted point.
- noun The art or sport of fencing with this sword.
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- noun Alternative spelling of
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- noun a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from Old French espee, from Latin spatha, broad double-edged sword; see spathe.]
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