an·​lace | \ ˈanlə̇s, -ˌlās \
plural -s

Definition of anlace

: a tapering medieval dagger

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First Known Use of anlace

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anlace

Middle English anlas, anelas, from Old French alenaz, alesnaz, augmentative of alesne awl, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German alasna, alansa awl, from āla

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“Anlace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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