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[smawl-sawrd, -sohrd]
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  1. a light, tapering sword for thrusting, formerly used in fencing or dueling.
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Origin of smallsword

First recorded in 1680–90; small + sword
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Related Words for smallsword

blade, dagger, saber, brand, foil, cutlass, rapier, hanger, sabre, broadsword, kris, epee, creese, claymore, falchion, backsword, scimitar, toledo, dirk, bilbo

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Historical Examples of smallsword

  • Finally he made him proficient in the polite use of the smallsword and the dice-box.

    The Passionate Elopement

    Compton Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for smallsword


  1. a light sword used in the 17th and 18th centuries: formerly a fencing weapon
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