- a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point.
- Archaic. any sword.
Origin of falchion
Related Words for falchionblade, dagger, saber, brand, foil, cutlass, rapier, hanger, sabre, broadsword, kris, epee, creese, claymore, falchion, backsword, scimitar, toledo, dirk, bilbo
Examples from the Web for falchion
Historical Examples of falchion
This book, like Mrs. Falchion, was published in two volumes in January.The Trail of the Sword, Complete
Well, of course, she is not striking after the fashion of Mrs. Falchion.
I went to Mrs. Falchion's cabin, and met her outside the door.
All Mrs. Falchion's old self was battling with her new self.
Involuntarily, the eyes of both were attracted to Mrs. Falchion.
- a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point
- an archaic word for sword
Word Origin for falchion
Word Origin and History for falchion
"broad sword, somewhat curved," c.1300, fauchoun, from Old French fauchon, from Vulgar Latin *falcionem, from diminutive of Latin falx "sickle."