clay-more

claymore

[kley-mawr, -mohr]
noun
1.
a two-handed sword with a double-edged blade, used by Scottish Highlanders in the 16th century.
2.
a Scottish broadsword with a basket hilt.

Origin:
1765–75; < Scots Gaelic claidheamh mòr great sword

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claymore (ˈkleɪˌmɔː, Scottish ˌkleˈmor)
 
n
1.  a large two-edged broadsword used formerly by Scottish Highlanders
2.  a US type of antipersonnel mine
 
[C18: from Gaelic claidheamh mōr great sword]

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claymore
1772, "two-edged broadsword of ancient Scottish Highlanders," from Gael. claidheamh mor "great sword," from claidheb "sword," from PIE base *kel- "to strike" + mor "great." An antiquarian word made familiar again by Scott's novels; modern military application to pellet-scattering anti-personnel mine
is first attested 1962.
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