Glaive

Glaive

(?), n. [F. glaive, L. gladius; prob. akin to E. claymore. Cf. Gladiator.] 1. A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp-pointed head. Wilhelm.
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2. A sword; -- used poetically and loosely.
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The glaive which he did wield.
Spenser.
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