A sword, especially a short, broad sword with a convex cutting edge and a sharp point, used in medieval times.
A medieval sword with a short, broad, slightly curved blade.
(old poet.) Any sword.
Origin of falchion
- Middle English fauchoun from Old French fauchon from Vulgar Latin falciō falciōn- from Latin falx falc- sickle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition