langue de boeuf


plural langues de boeuf
: a pike with a blade very wide at the head and tapering rapidly to a point used especially in the 15th century
also : a short sword or dagger of this shape

Word History


Middle English lange de boef, from Middle French langue de bœuf, literally, ox tongue

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“Langue de boeuf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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