gisarme

noun
gi·​sarme | \ gi-ˈzärm How to pronounce gisarme (audio) \

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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“Gisarme.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gisarme. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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