vouge

[ voozh ]
/ vuʒ /

noun

an axlike, shafted weapon having a curved blade tapering to a point at the top, used by foot soldiers in the 14th century and after.

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Origin of vouge

<French ≪ Celtic; compare Welsh gwyddif scythe, Medieval Latin vidubium
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British Dictionary definitions for vouge

vouge
/ (vuːʒ) /

noun

a form of pike or halberd used by foot soldiers in the 14th century and later

Word Origin for vouge

from Old French voulge, vouge (Medieval Latin vanga), of obscure origin
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