Definition of cross guard in English:

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cross guard

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A guard on a sword or dagger consisting of a short transverse bar.
Example sentences
  • As she did so, she noticed the glyph that decorated the center of the cross guard.
  • The cross guard was made of a different metal, and was silver in color and the grip was covered in red leather.
  • Isabelle then raised the cross guard to her lips before returning the weapon.

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