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pappenheimer

[ pap-uhn-hahy-mer, pah-puhn- ]
/ ˈpæp ənˌhaɪ mər, ˈpɑ pən- /
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noun

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

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Also called Walloon sword.

Origin of pappenheimer

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