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quillon

[kee-yawn] /kiˈyɔ̃/
noun, plural quillons [kee-yawn] /kiˈyɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
either of two transverse projecting members forming the cross guard of a sword.
Origin
< French, derivative of quille pin, club < Middle High German kegel club
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quillon

/French kijɔ̃/
noun
1.
(often pl) either half of the extended crosspiece of a sword or dagger
Word Origin
C19: from French, diminutive of quille bowling pin, ultimately from Old High German kegil club, stake
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