A fencer holds an epee.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: French épée ; from Old French espee ; from Classical Latin spatha, broad, two-edged sword without a point ; from Classical Greek spathē, any broad blade: see spade
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- A fencing sword with a bowl-shaped guard and a long, narrow, fluted blade that has no cutting edge and tapers to a blunted point.
- The art or sport of fencing with this sword.
Origin: French, from Old French espee, from Latin spatha, broad double-edged sword; see spathe.
- é·péeˈist noun