arme blanche

\ˈärmˈbläⁿsh, F ȧrməblääⁿsh\
plural armes blanches\-​m(z)ˈb-​, F ȧrməblääⁿsh \

Definition of arme blanche 

: a cutting or thrusting weapon (such as a sword or lance) as distinguished from a firearm

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History and Etymology for arme blanche

French, literally, white weapon

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