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.
<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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