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Definition of "falchion" [fal•chion]

  • A short, broad sword with a convex cutting edge and a sharp point, used in medieval times. (noun)
  • Archaic A sword. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "falchion" in a sentence
  • "The blacksmith made it into a blade three feet long by two spans broad, a kind of falchion or chopper, cased it with gold and called it Dhámi (the "Trenchant") from its sharpness."
  • "a kind of falchion or chopper, cased it with gold and called it"
  • "The pigs dined well that night and I can say that while I have yet to catch one on rod and reel in the water, I have "hunted" one on land with a falchion!"