Glaive meaning

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A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve.
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A light lance with a long sharp-pointed head.
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(poetically or loosely) A sword.
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A sword, especially a broadsword.
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A sword; esp., a broadsword.
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Origin of glaive

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin gladius gladiator
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French gleve, from Latin gladius (“sword”)
    From Wiktionary