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noun 
  1. A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve.
Quotations
  • 1786, The Welch Glaive is a kind of bill, sometimes reckoned among the pole axes. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 52.
    1. A light lance with a long sharp-pointed head.
    2. (poetically or loosely) A sword.
The glaive which he did wield. Spenser.
Translations: 
  • French: glaive ; épée tranchante
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, light lance)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) poetically or loosely: a sword
Etymology: gladius, sword


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