from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A French sword with a heavy, curved blade and S-shaped quillions; used during the 16th century.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, a curved sword or cutlas used as a bearing.
From the French badelaire, baudelaire, a corruption of earlier (14th century) baselard. (Wiktionary)
I heard the ring of steel on stone, as if someone had struck one of the grave markers with a badelaire.