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rapier

Pronunciation: /ˈreɪpiər; ˈreɪpiə(r)/

Translation of rapier in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • estoque (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) rapier thrust estocada (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • In the scuffle, they exchange rapiers and Hamlet slices Laertes with the venomous weapon.
    • All swords and rapiers used are blunt, but otherwise accurate replicas of surviving examples.
    • Initially, logic suggested that rapiers used in formal personal combat should be as long as possible.

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