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A knife resembling a sword.
[Alteration of obsolete stick or snee, to cut and thrust in fighting with a knife, partial translation of Dutch steken of snijden : steken, to stab (from Middle Dutch; see steig- in Indo-European roots) + of, or + snijden, to cut (from Middle Dutch sniden).]
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1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a knife for cutting or thrusting
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a fight with knives
[C17 stick or snee, from Dutch steken to stick2 + snijen to cut]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a knife, esp. one used as a weapon.
[1690–1700; alter. (by alliterative assimilation) of earlier stick or snee to thrust or cut < Dutch steken to stick2 + snij(d)en to cut]
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