quillon

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quillon (plural quillons)

  1. The guard of a sword or other bladed weapon designed to protect the hand from harm.
    • 1884, Robert F. Burton, The Book of the Sword, page 125:
      The quillons may be either straight (fig. 109) -- that is, disposed at right angles -- or curved (fig. 107).