or gi·sarme



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

Nearby words

  1. guinness,
  2. guinness, sir alec,
  3. guipure,
  4. guiro,
  5. guisard,
  6. guiscard,
  7. guise,
  8. guiser,
  9. guising,
  10. guitar

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