gisarme

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From French guisarme

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gisarme (plural gisarmes)

  1. (weaponry) A type of polearm having a spearhead and a reverse hooked spike on the back.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 49:
      The Gisarme called also gisaring, and, by Fleta, sisarmes is likewise an ancient weapon of the staff kind, but of what for seems doubtful.

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