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falchion

[ fawl-chuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən /
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noun

a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point.
Archaic. any sword.

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Origin of falchion

1275–1325; Middle English fauchoun (with l restored in 16th cent.) <Old French fauchon<Vulgar Latin *falciōn-, stem of falciō, derivative of Latin falx, stem falc- sickle
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British Dictionary definitions for falchion

falchion
/ (ˈfɔːltʃən, ˈfɔːlʃən) /

noun

a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point
an archaic word for sword

Word Origin for falchion

C14: from Italian falcione, from falce, from Latin falx sickle
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