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épée

[ey-pey, ep-ey] /eɪˈpeɪ, ˈɛp eɪ/
noun, Fencing.
1.
a rapier with a three-sided blade and a guard over the tip.
2.
the art or sport of fencing with an épée, points being made by touching any part of the opponent's body with the tip of the weapon.
Also, epee.
Origin of épée
1885-1890
1885-90; < French: sword < Latin spatha sword < Greek spáthē blade. See spade1
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British Dictionary definitions for epees

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 epees

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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