smallsword

noun
small·​sword | \ ˈsmȯl-ˌsȯrd How to pronounce smallsword (audio) \

Definition of smallsword

: a light tapering sword for thrusting used chiefly in dueling and fencing

First Known Use of smallsword

1687, in the meaning defined above

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“Smallsword.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smallsword. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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