épée

noun \ ˈe-ˌpā , ā-ˈpā \

Definition of épée

1 :a fencing or dueling sword having a bowl-shaped guard and a rigid blade of triangular section with no cutting edge that tapers to a sharp point blunted for fencing — compare 5foil 1, saber
2 :the art or sport of fencing with the épée

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Origin and Etymology of épée

French, from Old French espee, Latin spatha


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