- a large, two-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
- a broadsword with a basket hilt worn by Scottish regiments
- 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 m&emacron;-3 in Indo-European roots).
From Scottish Gaelic claidheamh (“sword”) + mòr (“great”).