[ foh-shahr; French foh-shar ]
/ foʊˈʃɑr; French foʊˈʃar /
noun, plural fau·chards [foh-shahrz; French foh-shar] /foʊˈʃɑrz; French foʊˈʃar/.
a shafted weapon having a knifelike blade with a convex cutting edge and a beak on the back for catching the blade of an aggressor's weapon.
Origin of fauchard
< French; Old French fauchart, equivalent to fauch(er) to cut with a scythe (< Vulgar Latin *falcāre, derivative of Latin falx, stem falc- sickle) + -art -art
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Examples from the Web for fauchard
She passed, with her two gentlemen, but the French sentinel barred the way, holding his fauchard thwartwise.
He dropped his fauchard over his shoulder, and stood aside, staring impudently at the Maiden, and muttering foul words.