noun, plural fauchards /foʊˈʃɑrz; French foʊˈʃar/ [foh-shahrz; French foh-shar] Show IPA .
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.
< French; Old French fauchart,
equivalent to fauch
) to cut with a scythe (< Vulgar Latin *falcāre,
derivative of Latin falx,
sickle) + -art -art