gladius

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gladius

(ˈɡlædɪəs; ˈɡleɪdɪəs)
n, pl -diuses
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) Roman history a short sword used by Roman legionaries
2. (Historical Terms) Roman history a short sword used by Roman legionaries
3. (Animals) a sword-fish