- a short sword having a double-edged blade tapering sharply to a point: worn by civilians from the 13th to the 16th centuries.
Origin of anelace
1250–1300; Middle English an(e)las < Old French ale(s)naz (by metathesis), derivative of alesne awl < Old High German alasna. See awl
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for anelace
The Anelace and Cinquedea are broad-bladed short weapons used for stabbing only.Armour & Weapons
Charles John Ffoulkes
A pouch or wallet depended from the belt, and a sheath containing two daggers, an anelace, and a misericorde.English Costume
Dion Clayton Calthrop
The gown is girdled at the waist with a girdle from which hangs the anelace or baselard (fig. 34).
The old habit of going armed with anelace or baselard dies away in spite of troublous times.
- a variant spelling of anlace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012