A fencer holds an epee.
a sword, esp. a thin, pointed sword without a cutting edge, like a foil but heavier and more rigid, used in fencing
Origin of epeeFrench 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
- 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 of epeeFrench, from Old French espee, from Latin spatha, broad double-edged sword; see spathe.
OriginSee also: épee
From French épée.