Definition of small-sword in English:

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small-sword

noun

chiefly historical
A light tapering sword used for duelling.
Example sentences
  • Light cavalry carried a small sword and two or three javelins while the heavy force was equipped with scimitar, mace and a 4 meter lance.
  • This is the list as supplied by Kanwar, the author of the Tazkrah: 1,000 swords, 217 small swords, 114 daggers, 278 shields, 173 bows, and 180 rifles.
  • The opening small sword duel alone makes it worth seeing.

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