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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kley-mawr, -mohr]
    • /ˈkleɪˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/
    • /ˈkleɪmɔː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kley-mawr, -mohr]
    • /ˈkleɪˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/

Definitions of claymore word

  • noun claymore a large two-edged broadsword used formerly by Scottish Highlanders 3
  • noun claymore a US type of antipersonnel mine 3
  • noun claymore a large, two-edged broadsword formerly used by Scottish Highlanders 3
  • noun claymore a broadsword with a basket hilt worn by Scottish regiments 3
  • noun claymore an antipersonnel mine that scatters shrapnel in a particular, often fan-shaped, area when it explodes 3
  • noun claymore a two-handed sword with a double-edged blade, used by Scottish Highlanders in the 16th century. 1

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Origin of claymore

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1765-75, claymore is from the Scots Gaelic word claidheamh mòr great sword

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claymore popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

claymore usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for claymore

noun claymore

  • blade — The blade of a knife, axe, or saw is the edge, which is used for cutting.
  • dagger — A dagger is a weapon like a knife with two sharp edges.
  • saber — a heavy, one-edged sword, usually slightly curved, used especially by cavalry.
  • brand — If someone is branded as something bad, people think they are that thing.
  • foil — to cover or back with foil.

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