Definitions

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  • n. A straight, heavy sword with two edges, used in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • n. A blow with the edge of a sword.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A straight, heavy sword with two edges, used in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • n. A blow with edge of a sword.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long and heavy sword for cutting as well as thrusting.
  • n. That part of the edge of a cutting-sword which is near the point.
  • n. A cut with the edge of a sword: a term in sword-play.

Etymologies

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French

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