rapier

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French rapiere, from Middle French (espee) rapiere, from Old French rapiere, raspiere, from Spanish raspadera (poker; raker; scraper), from Spanish raspar (to scrape), of Germanic origin. More at rasp.

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Noun[edit]

rapier (plural rapiers)

  1. A slender, straight, sharply pointed sword (double-edged, single-edged or edgeless).

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Adjective[edit]

rapier (comparative more rapier, superlative most rapier)

  1. Extremely sharp.
  2. Cutting smarts or keen wit.
    John is very quick on his feet during interviews by using his rapier responses.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French (espee) rapiere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rɑpir/
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  • Hyphenation: ra‧pier

Noun[edit]

rapier n (plural rapieren, diminutive rapiertje n)

  1. rapier