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- n. a type of heavy dagger popular in the 14th and 15th centuries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short sword or dagger, worn in the fifteenth century.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as baslard.
Thirteen of the beneficed clergy were altogether bookless, though several of them possessed the baselard or dagger which church councils had forbidden in vain for centuries past; four more had only their breviary.
And thanne William Walworth, maire of London, drewe his baselard and smot