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 spath?, 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.