- a medieval sword with a short, broad, slightly curved blade
- Old Poet. any sword
Origin of falchionMiddle English and amp; Old French fauchon ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form falcio ; from Classical Latin falx: see falcate
A sword, especially a short, broad sword with a convex cutting edge and a sharp point, used in medieval times.
Origin of falchionMiddle English fauchoun, from Old French fauchon, from Vulgar Latin *falciō, falciōn-, from Latin falx, falc-, sickle.
(third-person singular simple present *falchions, present participle *falchioning, simple past falchioned, past participle *falchioned)
- (obsolete, rare) Attack with a falchion.