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falchion

Syllabification: fal·chion
Pronunciation: /ˈfôlCHən, -SHən
 
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Definition of falchion in English:

noun

historical
A broad, slightly curved sword with the cutting edge on the convex side.
Example sentences
  • The warriors of Klamath were no easy prey either, for they fought with unparalleled skill, bearing elegant scimitars, falchions and glaives.
  • They tried blades of all shape and size, scimitars, falchions, and even Kaelon's own weapon.
  • His falchion rattled against his side as he ran, still un-drawn.

Origin

Middle English fauchon, from Old French, based on Latin falx, falc- 'sickle'. The -l- was added in the 16th century to conform with the Latin spelling.

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