épée

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noun \ˈe-ˌpā, ā-ˈpā\

Definition of épée

  1. 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. 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


First Known Use: 1889


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