Definitions

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  • n. A long, heavy, two-handed and two-edged sword, formerly used by Spanish foot soldiers and by executioners.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long, heavy, two-handed and two-edged sword, formerly used by Spanish foot soldiers and by executioners.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of two-handed sword used by infantry in the fifteenth century and later. See spadone.

Etymologies

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French espadon, from Spanish espadon.

Examples

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  • When observing Australian fauna

    You could see more than you wanna.

    Some folk can still be

    Disturbed by a bilby

    Seen walking his wretched iguana.

    April 13, 2015

  • A boring pet might be a "John."
    A shrimpy one could be called "Prawn."
    But what is the feature
    You saw in the  creature
    To name your pet iguana "Don?"

    April 11, 2015

  • And thus qms goes on and on
    With his word-hopping, versefied marathon
    Though I'm now not quite sure
    Which I've come to love more:
    Limericks, breadfruit, or my iguanadon?

    April 10, 2015

  • sharp practice by cutlers goes on

    And has since the trade had its dawn.

    They'll call it a claymore

    So scotsmen will pay more

    For a second-hand dull espadon.

    April 9, 2015