gisarme
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French Date: 13th century a medieval weapon consisting of a blade mounted on a long staff and carried by foot soldiers

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  • gisarme — [gi zärm′] n. [ME < OFr, prob. < * getsarna < OHG getisarn, lit., weeding iron (< geten, to weed + isarn, IRON): form infl. by arme, ARM2] a battle ax or halberd with a long shaft, formerly carried by foot soldiers …   English World dictionary

  • gisarme — noun A type of polearm. The Gisarme called also gisaring, and, by Fleta, sisarmes is likewise an ancient weapon of the staff kind, but of what for seems doubtful …   Wiktionary

  • gisarme — gēˈzärm, jē , zhē noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Old French gisarme, guisarme, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German getīsarn weeding tool, from jetan, getan to weed + īsarn iron more at iron : a medieval weapon mounted on a long …   Useful english dictionary

  • gisarme — /gi zahrm /, n. guisarme. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gisarme — Kind of *halberd with a sharp spear point, an axe at the base of that point, often with a second spike opposite the axe …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Gisarme — A pole weapon with the attacking end being a crescent shaped axe. a massive, ornate spear like polearm of the 15th century …   Medieval glossary

  • gisarme — gi·sarme …   English syllables

  • gisarme — /gəˈzam/ (say guh zahm) noun a medieval shafted weapon with a scythe like cutting blade from the back edge of which emerges a long slender blade with a sharp point. {Middle English gisharme(e), from Old French g(u)isarme; origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Guisarme — Angaben Waffenart: Stangenwaffe Bezeichnungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arms — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Arms >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 arm arm arms Sgm: N 1 weapon weapon deadly weapon Sgm: N 1 armament armament armaments armature Sgm: N 1 panoply panoply stand of arms …   English dictionary for students

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