half-sword

noun

Definition of half-sword

1 obsolete : a sword of small size
2 obsolete : half the length of a sword
at half-sword
obsolete
: at close quarters
adverb

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“Half-sword.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-sword. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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