Definition of glaive in English:

glaive

Syllabification: glaive
Pronunciation: /glāv
 
/

noun

literary
  • A sword.
    More example sentences
    • He and his troops were well-equipped with glaives, maces, battle axes, and long bows.
    • ‘Please don't use your glaive or any other weapon and ruin your gown,’ Marrim said seriously.
    • Looking a question at Erin, she drew her glaive from its scabbard and handed it to the weaponsmaster.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a lance or halberd): from Old French, apparently from Latin gladius 'sword'.

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