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  1. a medieval dagger having a tapering blade with straight transverse quillons and a T-shaped pommel.
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Origin of basilard

1300–50; Middle English bas(e)lard, Medieval Latin basalardus, bassilardus. See bacillus, -ard
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Historical Examples

  • Sometimes a clergyman had not only a basilard habitually hanging at his girdle, but also a sword for use on occasion.

    Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England

    Edward L. Cutts