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Meaning of RAPIER

Pronunciation:  'reypeeur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
 

RAPIER is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: blade, brand, steel, sword

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ra"pi*er\, n. [F. rapi[`e]re, perhaps for raspi[`e]re,
and ultimately of German origin, akin to E. rasp, v.]
A straight sword, with a narrow and finely pointed blade,
used only for thrusting.

{Rapier fish} (Zo["o]l.), the swordfish. [Obs.] --Grew.

 

 

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