Definitions for falchionˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən
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fal•chionˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən(n.)
a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving to the point.
Origin of falchion:
1275–1325; ME fauchoun < OF fauchon < VL *falciōnem, acc. of *falciō, der. of L falx, s. falc- sickle
a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
A somewhat curved medieval broadsword of European origin, with the cutting edge on its convex side, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian scimitar and the Chinese dao.
Attack with a falchion.
a broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter than the ordinary sword; -- used in the Middle Ages
a name given generally and poetically to a sword, especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors