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glaive


glaive


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glaive  \Glaive\,  n.  [F.  glaive,  L.  gladius;  prob.  akin  to  E. 
  claymore.  Cf  {Gladiator}.] 
  1.  A  weapon  formerly  used  consisting  of  a  large  blade  fixed 
  on  the  end  of  a  pole,  whose  edge  was  on  the  outside  curve; 
  also  a  light  lance  with  a  long  sharp-pointed  head. 
  --Wilhelm. 
 
  2.  A  sword;  --  used  poetically  and  loosely. 
 
  The  glaive  which  he  did  wield.  --Spenser.