glaive

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Glaive

A glaive is a European polearm weapon, consisting of a single-edged blade on the end of a pole. It is similar to the Japanese naginata, the Chinese guandao, Russian sovnya and Siberian {ill|ru|Palma (weapon)|Пальма (оружие)|palma}. Typically, the blade was around 45 cm (18 inches) long, on the end of a pole 2 m (6 or 7 feet) long, and ...
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Glaive

• (n.) A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp-pointed head. • (n.) A sword; -- used poetically and loosely.
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Glaive

Glaive noun [ French glaive , Latin gladius ; probably akin to English claymore . Confer Gladiator .] 1. A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp- pointe...
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Glaive

A pole weapon with a spear-like cutting blade, usually single-edged and relatively light. Commonly used on horseback by Lithuanian and late Byzantine cavalry.
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Glaive

The glaive was mainly a herald's weapon. It consisted of a blade with an arched cutting edge elongated into a point fixed to a pole. On the blunt back-edge of the blade there was usually a hook, straight or curved or crescent-shaped, and on the base of the blade triangular projections. By the mid 16th century the glaive had become obsolete as a com...
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