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Épée

[ey-pey] /eɪˈpeɪ/
noun
1.
Charles Michel, Abbé de l', 1712–89, French priest and teacher of the deaf: pioneer in the development of sign language.
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épée

/ˈɛpeɪ; French epe/
noun
1.
a sword similar to the foil but with a larger guard and a heavier blade of triangular cross section
Word Origin
C19: from French: sword, from Latin spatha, from Greek spathē blade; see spade1
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Word Origin and History for cma de lepee

epee

n.

1889, from French épée, literally "sword" from Old French espe (9c., spede) "spear, lance," from Latin spatha (see epaulet).

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epee

blunted sword developed in the 19th century for use in fencing practice and competition. The epee was patterned after the epee du combat, the standard dueling sword of its day. Sporting competitions were designed to simulate what would happen in a real sword fight, with no regard for the usual fencing conventions such as limited target areas on an opponent's body or a fencer having the right-of-way when attacking. Touches could be scored on any part of the body. In early contests, fencers tried for a single touch. In 1932 the number of touches required to win was increased to three, and, in 1955, to five

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