Definition of Glaive

1. 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.



Definition of Glaive

1. Noun. A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve. ¹

2. Noun. A light lance with a long sharp-pointed head. ¹

3. Noun. (context: poetically or loosely) A sword. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glaive

1. a sword [n -S] : GLAIVED [adj] - See also: sword

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glaive

glaiky
glair
glaire
glaired
glaireous
glaires
glairier
glairiest
glairigenous
glairin
glairing
glairins
glairs
glairy
glairy mucus
glaive (current term)
glaived
glaives
glaky
glam
glam rock
glam rocker
glam up
glama
glamazon
glamazons
glamband
glambands

Literary usage of Glaive

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1. Every Day in the Year: A Poetical Epitome of the World's History by James Lauren Ford, Mary K. Ford (1902)
"Though beaten she is Bravely they fought who charged when brave, And still she grips the soldier's glaive, And honors still the soldier's grave ! ..."

2. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"Those princes leap to ground, out of their war-carts! Taking their hands, which touch his glaive, for both Those are his friends, ..."

3. A History of English Rhythms by Edwin Guest (1838)
"But laf, in these cases, is clearly the Icelandic lauf-i, a sword, a glaive. We thus get phrases that have a meaning; the old glaive, the hereditary glaive, ..."

4. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"The origin of the use of the word glaive in the sense of a curved knife with one or more spikes, as in glaive-Guisarme, may be traced perhaps by the ..."

5. The Chronicles of Froissart by Jean Froissart, George Campbell Macaulay (1895)
"At the last the abbot took the glaive in his hands and drew it so to ¡ him, that at last he set hands on sir : Henry's arm, and drew it so sore that be I ..."

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