martel-de-fer

noun
\ -dəˈfer \
plural -s

Definition of martel-de-fer

: a weapon like a hammer usually with one side of the head pointed that was used especially by horsemen in the middle ages to break armor

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History and Etymology for martel-de-fer

French, literally, iron hammer

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“Martel-de-fer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/martel-de-fer. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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