Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sword.

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  • noun weaponry A European sword, typically a rapier, which had a wavy blade, possibly to increase the cutting surface or for aid in parrying.

Etymologies

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From French

Examples

  • Ay, you lay your hand on your sword — your petite flamberge à rien there — Well, short time will show if all the good be true that is protested to us — I hear them toll curfew from Kinross.

    The Abbot

  • I know we could have had a much more exciting picture than either of those we present of Harry this month, and the lad, with his hair dishevelled, raging about the room flamberge au vent, and pinking the affrighted innkeeper and chaplain, would have afforded

    The Virginians

  • Both bared their blades and exchanged cuts, when the Baliyy found that his old flamberge was too blunt to do damage.

    The Land of Midian

  • With a graceful movement, she seated herself in a chair in front of a suit of armor; one of its gauntleted hands held a flamberge that was taller than the kender.

    Brothers Majere

  • With a graceful movement, she seated herself in a chair in front of a suit of armor; one of its gauntleted hands held a flamberge that was taller than the kender.

    Brothers Majere

  • Both bared their blades and exchanged cuts, when the Baliyy found that his old flamberge was too blunt to do damage.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • I know we could have had a much more exciting picture than either of those we present of Harry this month, and the lad, with his hair dishevelled, raging about the room flamberge au vent, and pinking the affrighted innkeeper and chaplain, would have afforded a good subject for the pencil.

    The Virginians

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  • a flambard; "flame-bladed sword"

    November 20, 2008