Definition of rapier-like in English:

rapier-like

Line breaks: rapier-like

adjective

Very quick and accurate or incisive: his rapier-like wit a rapier-like crosscourt backhand
More example sentences
  • The Italian, though, refused to lie down, breaking again for a 4-1 lead with a rapier-like crosscourt backhand.
  • Students delivered several rapier-like thrusts of logic that impressed the panels of judges, made up of eminent scientists, artists, philosophers and captains of industry.
  • "The whole operation had a rapier-like thrust which could not possibly have been the inspiration of a sick, weary Prime Minister; nor was it his style."

Definition of rapier-like in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnämələs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected