falchion

noun
fal·​chion | \ ˈfȯl-chən How to pronounce falchion (audio) \

Definition of falchion

1 : a broad-bladed slightly curved sword of medieval times
2 archaic : sword

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First Known Use of falchion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for falchion

Middle English fauchoun, from Anglo-French fauchun, from faucher to mow, from Vulgar Latin *falcare, from Latin falc-, falx

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“Falchion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falchion. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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