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A sword, especially a short, broad sword with a convex cutting edge and a sharp point, used in medieval times.
[Middle English fauchoun, from Old French fauchon, from Vulgar Latin *falciō, falciōn-, from Latin falx, falc-, sickle.]
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1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point
2. an archaic word for sword
[C14: from Italian falcione, from falce, from Latin falx sickle]
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fal•chion(ˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən)
a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving to the point.
[1275–1325; Middle English fauchoun < Old French fauchon < Vulgar Latin *falciōnem, acc. of *falciō, derivative of Latin falx, s. falc- sickle]
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