Definitions

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  • noun A bar of metal, at right-angles, between the blade and the hilt of a sword that stops an opponent's blade from sliding down and injuring the hand of the person wielding the sword.

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Examples

  • The hilt of that strange blade was fused to her palm, and the twisted basket of its crossguard wrapped around her hand and wrist like the coils of a constricting snake.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • But would he care in the slightest how the crossguard looks?

    Production design news

  • He also had about that many crossguard and grip styles as well.

    Production design news

  • Hell no, he is a practical northmen, he would just use some plain crossguard that works.

    Production design news

  • Brude, what I meant is that the crossguard and pommel of needle still look like somebody spend some time making them pretty.

    Production design news

  • His blade landed on mine and caught on the crossguard.

    Kurtzhau and the Fallen Viking

  • The swords have a simple crossguard and most have a languet, a short central extension towards the blade that fits over the scabbard when sheathed.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • But would he care in the slightest how the crossguard looks?

    Production design news

  • The swords have a simple crossguard and most have a languet, a short central extension towards the blade that fits over the scabbard when sheathed.

    Sudanese Kaskara Swords

  • Hell no, he is a practical northmen, he would just use some plain crossguard that works.

    Production design news

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