sword-breaker

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sword-breaker (plural sword-breakers)

  1. A short sword or dagger, with a deeply notched or toothed blade, designed to catch or grapple the opponent's weapon.
    • 1884, Robert F. Burton, The Book of the Sword, page 138
      The deepest indentations are in the so-called Sword-breakers (brise-épées), mostly of the fifteenth century.