badelaire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French badelaire, baudelaire, a corruption of earlier (14th century) baselard.

Noun[edit]

badelaire (plural badelaires)

  1. A French sword with a heavy, curved blade and S-shaped quillions; used during the 16th century.
  2. (heraldry) This sword used as a heraldic charge.