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smallsword

[smawl-sawrd, -sohrd] /ˈsmɔlˌsɔrd, -ˌsoʊrd/
noun
1.
a light, tapering sword for thrusting, formerly used in fencing or dueling.
Origin of smallsword
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; small + sword
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  • Finally he made him proficient in the polite use of the smallsword and the dice-box.

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
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smallsword

/ˈsmɔːlˌsɔːd/
noun
1.
a light sword used in the 17th and 18th centuries: formerly a fencing weapon
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