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claymore

[ kley-mawr, -mohr ]
/ ˈkleɪˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr /
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noun

a two-handed sword with a double-edged blade, used by Scottish Highlanders in the 16th century.
a Scottish broadsword with a basket hilt.

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Origin of claymore

First recorded in 1765–75, claymore is from Scots Gaelic claidheamh mòr “great sword”
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claymore
/ (ˈkleɪˌmɔː, Scottish ˌkleˈmor) /

noun

a large two-edged broadsword used formerly by Scottish Highlanders
a US type of antipersonnel mine

Word Origin for claymore

C18: from Gaelic claidheamh mōr great sword
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