- the magic sword of King Arthur.
Examples from the Web for excalibur
Yes, yes, there's John Boorman's Excalibur, a flawed film with with some great parts.George R.R. Martin's Top 10 Fantasy Films
George R.R. Martin
April 11, 2011
It's King Arthur himself, with Excalibur, his famous sword, in his hand.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
The loot might run as high as a half-billion Excalibur stellars.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
So we'll call you Excalibur, won't we, darling little Scally?
If they had they would fall on Excalibur in a body and roll him over and pull him about.
Excalibur's intellect may have been lofty, but his memory was treacherous.
- (in Arthurian legend) the magic sword of King Arthur
Word Origin and History for excalibur
King Arthur's sword, c.1300, from Old French Escalibor, corruption of Caliburn, in Geoffrey of Monmouth (c.1140) Caliburnus, apparently from Welsh Caledvwlch probably a variant of the legendary Irish sword name Caladbolg which may be literally "hard-belly," i.e. "voracious." For first element, see callus; for second, see belly (n.).