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  1. (context, Weapon) A long-bladed weapon having a handle and sometimes a hilt and designed to stab, cut or slash.
  • 1509: Unsheathe your sword and dub him presently. — William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III, Act II, Scene II, line 59.
  • 1786: Some swords were also made solely to thrust, and some only to cut; others were equally adapted for both. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 49.
    1. Someone paid to handle a sword.
    2. A suit in the minor arcana in tarot.
    3. A card of this suit.
  • Etymology: Old English sweord.

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