[ pap-uhn-hahy-mer, pah-puhn- ]

  1. a heavy rapier of the 17th century, having a swept guard with two perforated plates.

Origin of pappenheimer

Named after Gottfried Heinrich, Graf zu Pappenheim (1594–1632), German leader in the Thirty Years' War; see -er1
  • Also called Walloon sword.

Words Nearby pappenheimer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pappenheimer in a sentence

  • pappenheimer brought about similar lesions in rats by the injection of a suspension of bone marrow from a rhachitic animal.

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