gisarme

noun
gi·​sarme | \gi-ˈzärm \

Definition of gisarme 

: a medieval weapon consisting of a blade mounted on a long staff and carried by foot soldiers

First Known Use of gisarme

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gisarme

Middle English, from Anglo-French

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