Definition of glaive in English:

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glaive

Pronunciation: /ɡlāv/

noun

literary
A sword.
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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Syllabification: glaive

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