Definitions for: Falchion


[n] a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point



Webster (1913) Definition: Fal"chion, n. [OE. fauchon, OF. fauchon, LL.
f["a]lcio, fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle, cf. Gr. ?????? a
ship's rib, ?????? bandy-legged; perh, akin to E. falcon; cf.
It. falcione. Cf. Defalcation.]
1. A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter
than the ordinary sword; -- used in the Middle Ages.

2. A name given generally and poetically to a sword,
especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors.

See Also: blade, brand, steel, sword

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