fleuret

noun fleu·ret \¦flər‧¦et, (ˈ)flu̇¦ret\

Definition of fleuret

plural

-s

  1. :  a light fencing foil or small sword

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Origin and Etymology of fleuret

French, from Middle French floret, modification of Old Italian fioretto literally, little flower, diminutive of fiore flower, from Latin flor-, flos; from the resemblance of the button at the end of its foil to a flower (to bloom)


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