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1. A claymore mine.
2. A large, double-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders.

[Scottish Gaelic claidheamh mór, large sword : claidheamh, sword (from Old Irish claideb) + mór, great (from Old Irish; see mē- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˈkleɪˌmɔː; Scottish ˌkleˈmor)
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a large two-edged broadsword used formerly by Scottish Highlanders
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a US type of antipersonnel mine
[C18: from Gaelic claidheamh mōr great sword]


(ˈkleɪˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr)

1. a two-handed sword with a double-edged blade, used by Scottish Highlanders in the 16th century.
2. a Scottish broadsword with a basket hilt.
[1765–75; < Scottish Gaelic claidheamh mòr great sword]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.claymore - a large double-edged broadswordclaymore - a large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
broadsword - a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab
2.claymore - an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy
booby trap, ground-emplaced mine, land mine - an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over


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This was to lie the night in Kinlochaline in the public inn; to cross Morven the next day to Ardgour, and lie the night in the house of one John of the Claymore, who was warned that I might come; the third day, to be set across one loch at Corran and another at Balachulish, and then ask my way to the house of James of the Glens, at Aucharn in Duror of Appin.
To say truth, I was overjoyed; for I had no great desire for John of the Claymore, and since my double misadventure, first with the guide and next with the gentleman skipper, I stood in some fear of any Highland stranger.
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