Definition of brackmard
: a short straight broadsword
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Origin and Etymology of brackmard
French braquemart, from Middle French, alteration of bragamas, probably from Middle Dutch breecmes, from brēken to break + mes, mets knife; akin to Old English brecan to break and to Old English metseax food knife, Old High German mezzisahs, mezzirahs knife, Middle Low German metset, mest, Old Saxon mezas, all from a West Germanic compound whose components are akin respectively to Old English mete food, meat, and to Old English seax knife
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