fauchard

fauchard

[foh-shahr; French foh-shar]
noun, plural fauchards [foh-shahrz; French foh-shar] .
a shafted weapon having a knifelike blade with a convex cutting edge and a beak on the back for catching the blade of an aggressor's weapon.

Origin:
< French; Old French fauchart, equivalent to fauch(er) to cut with a scythe (< Vulgar Latin *falcāre, derivative of Latin falx, stem falc- sickle) + -art -art

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