pappenheimer

pappenheimer

[pap-uhn-hahy-mer, pah-puhn-]
noun
a heavy rapier of the 17th century, having a swept guard with two perforated plates.
Also called Walloon sword.


Origin:
named after Gottfried Heinrich, Graf zu Pappenheim (1594–1632), German leader in the Thirty Years' War; see -er1

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