rapier


1ra·pi·er

noun \ˈrā-pē-ər\

: a straight sword that has a narrow blade with sharp edges

Full Definition of RAPIER

:  a straight 2-edged sword with a narrow pointed blade

Origin of RAPIER

Middle French (espee) rapiere
First Known Use: 1553

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle

2rapier

adjective

: extremely sharp

Full Definition of RAPIER

:  extremely sharp or keen <a rapier wit>

First Known Use of RAPIER

1824

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