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Meaning of FALCHION

Pronunciation:  'folchun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
 

FALCHION is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: blade, brand, steel, sword

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fal"chion\, n. [OE. fauchon, OF. fauchon, LL.
f["a]lcio, fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle, cf. Gr. ?????? a
ship's rib, ?????? bandy-legged; perh, akin to E. falcon; cf.
It. falcione. Cf. {Defalcation}.]
1. A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter
   than the ordinary sword; -- used in the Middle Ages.

2. A name given generally and poetically to a sword,
   especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors.

 

 

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