[ skram-uh-saks ]
/ ˈskræm əˌsæks /
a single-edged knife or sword used by the Anglo-Saxons.
FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Nourish your vocabulary with a refresher on the words from the week of September 14–20, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “blatherskite” mean?
Origin of scramasax
1860–65; <Late Latin scramasaxus<Germanic; compare Old High German scrāma big knife, Old English seax short sword, sax2
Words nearby scramasax
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020