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ra·pi·er

 (rā′pē-ər, rāp′yər)
n.
1. A long, slender, two-edged sword with a cuplike hilt, used in the 1500s and 1600s.
2. A light, sharp-pointed sword lacking a cutting edge and used only for thrusting.

[French rapière, from Old French (espee) rapiere, rapier (sword).]

rapier

(ˈreɪpɪə)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a long narrow two-edged sword with a guarded hilt, used as a thrusting weapon, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a smaller single-edged 18th-century sword, used principally in France
[C16: from Old French espee rapiere, literally: rasping sword; see rasp1]
ˈrapier-ˌlike adj

ra•pi•er

(ˈreɪ pi ər)

n.
1. a small sword, esp. of the 18th century, having a narrow blade.
2. a longer, heavier sword, esp. of the 16th and 17th centuries, having a double-edged blade.
[1545–55; < Middle French (espee) rapiere literally, rasping (sword); see rape3]
ra′pi•ered, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rapier - a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edgesrapier - a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
sword, steel, blade, brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
Translations
سَيْف طَويل مُدَبَّب الرأس
rapír
kårde
säilä
hosszú tõr
skylmingasverî, lagsverî
rapyra
rapier
dar ve uzun kılıç

rapier

[ˈreɪpɪəʳ] Nestoque m

rapier

nRapier nt; rapier thrust (lit)Stoß mmit dem Rapier; (fig) (= remark)Hieb m; (= retort)Parade f; rapier witSchlagfertigkeit f

rapier

[ˈreɪpɪəʳ] nspadino

rapier

(ˈreipiə) noun
a type of long thin sword.
References in classic literature ?
Fentolin's words seemed to be charged with a swift, rapier-like note.
"A magical individual effort and a rapier-like finish against Stoke, calmness against Bristol City, predatory instincts against Millwall and a stunning free-kick at Preston." Gayle helped the Baggies win 13 points out of a possible 15 in September, and they are one point off the top of the table.
Caption: An MRI scan reveals that swordfish have an oil-producing organ (outlined in black) tucked just behind its rapier-like bill.
Saki is fun to read, especially for readers who love words, some of them quite challenging but used with rapier-like precision.
While offering a cautionary tale on the perils of rock 'n' roll excess, British director Asif Kapadia never loses focus of Winehouse's impish charm and rapier-like sense of humour.
Director Asif Kapadia never loses focus on Winehouse's impish charm and rapier-like sense of humour.
While offering a cautionary tale on the perils of rock 'n'roll excess, British director Asif Kapadia never loses focus of Winehouse's impish charm and rapier-like sense of humour.
It was only a matter of time until Dyster and Gang fell victim to the rapier-like cartoon pen of Gerald Skrlin.
Wales were second-best at the breakdown, line-out and scrum and rapier-like outside backs are useless if half-backs have to feed on scraps and play off the back foot.
Spraying the ball around the pitch is supposed to be a tactic for pulling the opposition out of position, preceding a rapier-like thrust into the penalty area, culminating in a presentable opportunity.
They provided the steel up front and hammered away at the home pack during the second half before the rapier-like talent behind was released with a precision which was startling.