arme blanche

noun
\ 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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“Arme blanche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arme%20blanche. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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