What does rapier mean?

rapier meaning in General Dictionary

a straight blade with a narrow knife as well as 2 sides

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  • A straight blade with a narrow and finely pointed knife utilized only for thrusting
  • A straight blade, with a narrow and finely pointed knife, made use of limited to thrusting.

rapier meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"light, sharp-pointed blade," 1550s, from center French rapi


rapier - German to English

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rapier meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A straight sword, with a narrow and finely pointed blade, utilized limited to thrusting.


Sentence Examples with the word rapier

And it is well for a people who do not--as the French did in 1813-- salute according to all the rules of art, and, presenting the hilt of their rapier gracefully and politely, hand it to their magnanimous conqueror, but at the moment of trial, without asking what rules others have adopted in similar cases, simply and easily pick up the first cudgel that comes to hand and strike with it till the feeling of resentment and revenge in their soul yields to a feeling of contempt and compassion.

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