Definition of Claymore

1. Noun. A large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders.

Generic synonyms: Broadsword



2. Noun. An antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy.
Exact synonyms: Claymore Mine
Generic synonyms: Booby Trap, Ground-emplaced Mine, Land Mine

Definition of Claymore

1. n. A large two-handed sword used formerly by the Scottish Highlanders.

Definition of Claymore

1. Proper noun. A type of anti-personnel mine. ¹

2. Noun. The large two-handed sword used by the Scottish Highlanders. ¹

3. Noun. The Scottish basket-hilted broadsword used during the Early Modern period. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Claymore

1. a type of sword [n -S] - See also: sword

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claymore

clayeyness
clayier
clayiest
clayiness
claying
clayish
clayishness
claykicker
clayless
claylike
claym
claymated
claymating
claymation
claymations
claymore (current term)
claymore mine
claymores
claypan
claypans
clays
claystone
claystones
claytonia
claytonias
claytronic
claytronics
clayware
claywares
cleading

Literary usage of Claymore

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1. The Celtic Magazine by Alexander Mackenzie, Alexander Macgregor, Alexander Macbain (1876)
"This is the claymore that my ancestors wielded, This is the old blade that ... The Highland claymore ! The old Highland claymore, Gleams still like the fire ..."

2. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"... An' gude claymore down by his side, Tho ladies' hearts he did trepan, My gallant braw John ... claymore ..."

3. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1863)
"[The claymore of Prince Charles Edward, presented by His Royal Highness The Prince Regent to Macdonald of ..."

4. Landmine Monitor Report 2002: toward a mine-free world by International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Human Rights Watch (Organization). (2002)
"claymore Mines The Mine Ban Treaty permits claymore mines (directional fragmentation munitions) used in a command-detonated mode. ..."

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