langue de boeuf

noun \ ¦läŋdə¦bə(r)f , -bə̄f \

Definition of 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

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Origin and Etymology of langue de boeuf

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


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