- A slender, straight, sharply pointed sword (double-edged, single-edged or edgeless).
(RQ:Shakespeare Hamlet), act IV scene 1
- : " In his lawless fit,
- : Behind the arras hearing something stir,
- : Whips out his , cries "A rat, a rat!"
- : And in this brainish apprehension kills
- : The unseen good old man.
Etymology: From (espee) rapiere.
- German: Florett , Rapier , Stoí�degen
- Italian: stocco
- Spanish: estoque
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