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- a medieval sword with a short, broad, slightly curved blade
- Old Poet. any sword
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French fauchon ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form falcio ; from Classical Latin falx: see falcate
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- A short, broad sword with a convex cutting edge and a sharp point, used in medieval times.
- Archaic A sword.
Origin: Middle English fauchoun, from Old French fauchon, from Vulgar Latin *falciō, falciōn-, from Latin falx, falc-, sickle.