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Wiktionary

  1. glaivenoun

    A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve.

    Etymology: From gleve, from gladius

  2. glaivenoun

    A light lance with a long sharp-pointed head.

    Etymology: From gleve, from gladius

  3. glaivenoun

    A sword.

    Etymology: From gleve, from gladius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glaivenoun

    a weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp-pointed head

    Etymology: [F. glaive, L. gladius; prob. akin to E. claymore. Cf. Gladiator.]

  2. Glaivenoun

    a sword; -- used poetically and loosely

    Etymology: [F. glaive, L. gladius; prob. akin to E. claymore. Cf. Gladiator.]

Freebase

  1. Glaive

    A glaive is a European polearm weapon, consisting of a single-edged blade on the end of a pole. It is similar to the Japanese naginata and the Chinese guan dao. Typically, the blade was around 45 cm long, on the end of a pole 2 m long, and the blade was affixed in a socket-shaft configuration similar to an axe head, rather than having a tang like a sword or naginata. Occasionally glaive blades were created with a small hook on the reverse side to better catch riders. Such blades are called glaive-guisarmes. According to the 1599 treatise Paradoxes of Defence by the English gentleman George Silver, the glaive is used in the same general manner as the quarterstaff, half pike, bill, halberd, voulge, or partisan. Silver rates this class of polearms above all other individual hand-to-hand combat weapons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glaive

    glāv, n. a weapon like a halberd, fixed on a long shaft, its edge on the outer curve.—Also Glave. [O. Fr. glaive—L. gladius, a sword.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. glaive

    Sword; a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; a light lance with a long sharp-pointed head. Also a knight, fully armed, with his squire. A kind of sword worn by peers in France in full dress.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glaive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glaive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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