[ ey-pey, ep-ey ]
/ eɪˈpeɪ, ˈɛp eɪ /
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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
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[ ey-pey ]
/ eɪˈpeɪ /
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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How to use épée in a sentence
The soul of Epee, son of Panope, preferred the condition of a woman skillful in handiworks.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
British Dictionary definitions for épée
/ (ˈɛpeɪ, French epe) /
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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