A short sword with a curved blade that broadens toward the point, used originally in Eastern countries.
- Other items include Russian swords, scimitars and a shield from Turkey.
- At the wrist, the blade became smoother, becoming a short scimitar that extended nearly a foot forward.
- Each rider carried one of many weapons - a wicked scimitar, a powerful lance, or a flail.
Mid 16th century: from French cimeterre or Italian scimitarra, of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with scimitarlimiter, perimeter, velocimeter
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