[fawl-chuhn, -shuhn]
a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point.
Archaic. any sword.

1275–1325; Middle English fauchoun (with l restored in 16th cent.) < Old French fauchon < Vulgar Latin *falciōn-, stem of falciō, derivative of Latin falx, stem falc- sickle

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falchion (ˈfɔːltʃən, ˈfɔːlʃən)
1.  a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point
2.  an archaic word for sword
[C14: from Italian falcione, from falce, from Latin falx sickle]

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Word Origin & History

"broad sword, somewhat curved," c.1300, from O.Fr. fauchon, from V.L. falcionem, from L. falx "sickle."
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Example sentences
So saying he drew his falchion from his side and rushed at once to combat.
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