Half-sword


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Half´-sword`

    (häf´sōrd`)
n.1.Half the length of a sword; close fight.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The sword was a half-sword, like a large dagger, and a knife and a metal bar, possibly a crow bar, were also seen.