estoc

[ e-stok; French e-stawk ]
/ ɛˈstɒk; French ɛˈstɔk /

noun, plural es·tocs [e-stoks; French e-stawk] /ɛˈstɒks; French ɛˈstɔk/.

a thrusting sword of the 13th–17th centuries having a long, narrow blade of rectangular section.

Nearby words

  1. estivate,
  2. estivation,
  3. estivoautumnal,
  4. estlander operation,
  5. esto perpetua,
  6. estocada,
  7. estonia,
  8. estonian,
  9. estop,
  10. estoppage

Origin of estoc

1820–30; < Old French: literally, point (of a sword). See stock

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Examples from the Web for estoc

  • His right hand was drawn so far back, that the glittering point of the estoc only showed in front of his hip.

    Wager of Battle|Henry William Herbert