smallsword

noun

small·​sword ˈsmȯl-ˌsȯrd How to pronounce smallsword (audio)
: a light tapering sword for thrusting used chiefly in dueling and fencing

Word History

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smallsword was in 1687

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“Smallsword.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smallsword. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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