épée

or e·pee

[ ey-pey, ep-ey ]
/ eɪˈpeɪ, ˈɛp eɪ /

noun Fencing.

a rapier with a three-sided blade and a guard over the tip.
the art or sport of fencing with an épée, points being made by touching any part of the opponent's body with the tip of the weapon.

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Origin of épée

1885–90; <French: sword <Latin spatha sword <Greek spáthē blade. See spade1

Definition for épée (2 of 2)

Épée
[ ey-pey ]
/ eɪˈpeɪ /

noun

Charles Michel, Abbé de l', 1712–89, French priest and teacher of the deaf: pioneer in the development of sign language.
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British Dictionary definitions for épée

épée
/ (ˈɛpeɪ, French epe) /

noun

a sword similar to the foil but with a larger guard and a heavier blade of triangular cross section

Word Origin for épée

C19: from French: sword, from Latin spatha, from Greek spathē blade; see spade 1
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