plural schläger
: a long straight basket-hilted blunt-ended sword that is sharpened only near the end and is used in duels by German university students

Word History


German, literally, one that strikes or beats, from schlagen to strike, beat (from Old High German slahan) + -er

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“Schläger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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