Origin of rapierFrench rapière, origin, originally adjective , in Old French espee (sword) rapiere from uncertain or unknown; perhaps râper, to rasp, ultimately from Old High German raspon, to scrape together: see rasp
A vintage rapier.
- An example of rapier is a sword.
- An example of rapier is a comedian's comebacks.
Rapier is a thin, two-edged sword or speech that is clever.
- A long, slender, two-edged sword with a cuplike hilt, used in the 1500s and 1600s.
- A light, sharp-pointed sword lacking a cutting edge and used only for thrusting.
Origin of rapierFrench rapière from Old French (espee) rapiere rapier (sword)
(comparative more rapier, superlative most rapier)
From Middle French (espee) rapiere.
- The rapier (63) or lengthened dagger is rarely found, and is prisbably of prehistoric Greek origin.
- His logic, while never obtruded, was rarely at fault; but lie loved the flash of the rapier, and was never happier than when he had to face down a mob and utterly foil it by sheer superiority in fencing.