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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).]
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(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]
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(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]
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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
ground-emplaced mine, land mine - an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over
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