- a large, two-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
- a broadsword with a basket hilt worn by Scottish regiments
- [alsoC-] an antipersonnel mine that scatters shrapnel in a particular, often fan-shaped, area when it explodesalso claymore mine
Origin of claymoreGaelic claidheamhmor from claidheamh, sword ( from Indo-European an unverified form kl?d- from base an unverified form kel-, to strike from source holt) + mor, great
- A claymore mine.
- A large, double-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders.
Origin of claymoreScottish Gaelic claidheamh mór large sword claidheamh sword ( from Old Irish claideb ) mór great ( from Old Irish; see mē-3 in Indo-European roots.)
From Scottish Gaelic claidheamh (“sword”) + mòr (“great”).