noun co·liche·marde \¦kō(ˌ)lēshˈmärd\

Definition of colichemarde



  1. :  a long sword with a large forte narrowing abruptly into a slender foible

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Origin and Etymology of colichemarde

French colismarde, colichemarde, after Otto Wilhelm, Count von Königsmark †1688 German soldier and statesman, its inventor

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capable of being understood in two ways

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