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estoc

[e-stok; French e-stawk] /ɛˈstɒk; French ɛˈstɔk/
noun, plural estocs
[e-stoks; French e-stawk] /ɛˈstɒks; French ɛˈstɔk/ (Show IPA)
1.
a thrusting sword of the 13th–17th centuries having a long, narrow blade of rectangular section.
Origin of estoc
1820-1830
1820-30; < Old French: literally, point (of a sword). See stock
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  • His right hand was drawn so far back, that the glittering point of the estoc only showed in front of his hip.

    Wager of Battle Henry William Herbert
Contemporary definitions for estoc
noun

a long stiff sword with a narrow (often three-sided) blade for thrusting

Word Origin

French 'to thrust'

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