or gi·sarme

[ gi-zahrm ]
/ gɪˈzɑrm /


a shafted weapon having as a head a curved, double-edged blade with a beak at the back.

Origin of guisarme

1200–50; Middle English < Old French g(u)isarme, gisarne, probably of Germanic orig.; compare Old High German getīsarn, literally, weeding iron, equivalent to get(an) to weed (German jäten) + īsarn iron Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019