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[ey-pey, ep-ey] /eɪˈpeɪ, ˈɛp eɪ/

noun, Fencing.
a rapier with a three-sided blade and a guard over the tip.
the art or sport of fencing with an épée, points being made by touching any part of the opponent’s body with the tip of the weapon.
[ey-pey] /eɪˈpeɪ/
Charles Michel, Abbé de l’, 1712–89, French priest and teacher of the deaf: pioneer in the development of sign language.
/ˈɛpeɪ; French epe/
a sword similar to the foil but with a larger guard and a heavier blade of triangular cross section

1889, from French épée, literally “sword” from Old French espe (9c., spede) “spear, lance,” from Latin spatha (see epaulet).


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