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[fawl-chuh n, -shuh n] /ˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən/

a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point.
Archaic. any sword.
/ˈfɔːltʃən; ˈfɔːlʃən/
a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point
an archaic word for sword

“broad sword, somewhat curved,” c.1300, fauchoun, from Old French fauchon, from Vulgar Latin *falcionem, from diminutive of Latin falx “sickle.”


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