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guisarme

or gi·sarme

[ gi-zahrm ]
/ gɪˈzɑrm /
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noun
a shafted weapon having as a head a curved, double-edged blade with a beak at the back.
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Origin of guisarme

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English, from Old French g(u)isarme, gisarne, possibly of Germanic origin; compare Old High German getīsarn, literally, “weeding iron,” equivalent to get(an) “to weed” (German jäten ) + īsarn “iron”; see iron

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How to use guisarme in a sentence

  • He could no longer swing the trusty little axe which had done good service before; but there was the deadly guisarme at his side.

    In the Wars of the Roses|Evelyn Everett-Green
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