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  • n. A weapon resembling a hammer, often having one side of the head pointed, used by horsemen in the Middle Ages to break armour.

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  • A weapon resembling a hammer, often having one side of the head pointed; -- used by horsemen in the Middle Ages to break armor.

Etymologies

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Old French, hammer of iron.

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