noun, plural quillons [kee-yawn] .
either of two transverse projecting members forming the cross guard of a sword.

< French, derivative of quille pin, club < Middle High German kegel club

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quillon (French kijɔ̃)
(often plural) either half of the extended crosspiece of a sword or dagger
[C19: from French, diminutive of quille bowling pin, ultimately from Old High German kegil club, stake]

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