Smallsword
Smallsword Small"sword`, n. A light sword used for thrusting only; especially, the sword worn by civilians of rank in the eighteenth century. [1913 Webster]

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  • smallsword — [smôlsôrd΄] n. a light, tapering, straight sword, used esp. in fencing …   English World dictionary

  • smallsword — noun Date: 1687 a light tapering sword for thrusting used chiefly in dueling and fencing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smallsword — /smawl sawrd , sohrd /, n. a light, tapering sword for thrusting, formerly used in fencing or dueling. [1680 90; SMALL + SWORD] * * * …   Universalium

  • smallsword — small•sword [[t]ˈsmɔlˌsɔrd, ˌsoʊrd[/t]] n. spo a light, tapering sword for thrusting, formerly used in fencing or dueling • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • smallsword — /ˈsmɔlsɔd/ (say smawlsawd) noun a light, tapering sword for thrusting, used especially in fencing from the 16th to 18th centuries …   Australian English dictionary

  • smallsword — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a light tapering sword designed for thrusting and used especially in the 18th century for dueling and fencing * * * /smawl sawrd , sohrd /, n. a light, tapering sword for thrusting, formerly used in fencing or dueling. [1680 90; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Шпага (оруж.) — Классическая короткая шпага от которой происходят спортивные шпаги Диаграмма шпаги Шпага (от итал. Spada)  холодное колюще рубящее или колющее оружие, состоящее из длинного (до 1 метра и более), прямого одно двухлезвийного или гранёного клинка и… …   Википедия

  • European dueling sword — The European dueling sword in the narrow sense is a basket and cage hilted weapon in use specifically in duels from the late 17th to the 19th century. It evolved through several forms of the rapier to the smallsword mdash; reflecting the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sword — For other uses, see Sword (disambiguation) and Swords (disambiguation). Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century A sword is a bladed weapon (edged weapon) used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Шпага — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Шпага (значения). Классическая шпага, от которой происходят спортивные шпаги …   Википедия

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