a looped strap, ribbon, or the like attached to the hilt of a sword as a support or ornament.
a loop on the hilt of a sword by which it was attached to the wrist, now purely decorative
noun 1. a gladiolus. noun 1. another name for gladiolus (sense 1)
noun, plural swordmen. 1. swordsman.
noun 1. the action or technique of wielding a sword; fencing. noun 1. the action or art of fighting with a sword 2. verbal sparring
noun, plural swordsmen. 1. a person who uses or is skilled in the use of a sword. 2. a fencer. 3. a soldier. noun (pl) -men 1. one who uses or is skilled in the use of a sword