from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A claymore mine.
  • n. A large, double-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large two-handed sword historically used by the Scottish Highlanders.
  • n. The Scottish basket-hilted broadsword used during the early modern period.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large two-handed sword used formerly by the Scottish Highlanders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. . The name, in the Highlands of Scotland, of the heavy two-handed sword.
  • n. A name given inaccurately in the eighteenth century to the basket-hilted broadsword made to be used with one hand, and closely resembling the cuirassier's broadsword of the seventeenth century in England.
  • n.
  • n. A soldier armed with a claymore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
  • n. an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy


Scottish Gaelic claidheamh mór, large sword : claidheamh, sword (from Old Irish claideb) + mór, great (from Old Irish).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Scottish Gaelic claidheamh ("sword") + mòr ("great"). (Wiktionary)



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