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falchion

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noun fal·chion \ˈfȯl-chən\

Definition of falchion

  1. 1 :  a broad-bladed slightly curved sword of medieval times

  2. 2 archaic :  sword



Illustration of falchion

Origin and Etymology of falchion

Middle English fauchoun, from Anglo-French fauchun, from faucher to mow, from Vulgar Latin *falcare, from Latin falc-, falx


First Known Use: 14th century


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