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[ching-kwi-dee-uh, -dey-uh]
  1. an Italian short sword of the late 15th and early 16th centuries having a broad, tapering blade, often richly ornamented.
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Origin of cinquedea

1895–1900; < Italian, equivalent to cinque five (≪ Latin quīnque) + dea (dial.) fingers, akin to dito finger (< Latin digitus; see digit)
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Historical Examples of cinquedea

  • The Anelace and Cinquedea are broad-bladed short weapons used for stabbing only.

    Armour &amp; Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes