noun Arthurian Romance.
Examples from the Web for excalibur
Yes, yes, there's John Boorman's Excalibur, a flawed film with with some great parts.
The knightly Excalibur could do nothing to sever the filmy but insoluble meshes of secret intrigues.
The cloud-veil hid the stars from Gram, and Elaine had missed them, since coming home from Excalibur.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
She made, by enchantment, another scabbard like the one given her in trust, and gave the scabbard of Excalibur to her love.Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)|Charles Morris
As time went on Excalibur filled out into one of the most terrifying spectacles I have ever beheld.Scally|Ian Hay
Cal´iburn, same as Excalibur, the famous sword of king Arthur.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
British Dictionary definitions for excalibur
Word Origin for Excalibur
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.).
Culture definitions for excalibur
The sword of King Arthur (see also Arthur). In one version of the legends of Arthur, he proved his right to rule by pulling Excalibur out of a stone. In another version, he received Excalibur from a maiden, the Lady of the Lake, to whom he returned it at the end of his life.