gisarme

noun

gi·​sarme gi-ˈzärm How to pronounce gisarme (audio)
: a medieval weapon consisting of a blade mounted on a long staff and carried by foot soldiers

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gisarme was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Gisarme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gisarme. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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