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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl-chuh n, -shuh n]
    • /ˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən/
    • /ˈfɔːl.tʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl-chuh n, -shuh n]
    • /ˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən/

Definitions of falchion word

  • noun falchion a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point. 1
  • noun falchion Archaic. any sword. 1
  • noun falchion A broad, slightly curved sword with the cutting edge on the convex side. 1
  • noun falchion a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point 0
  • noun falchion a medieval sword with a short, broad, slightly curved blade 0
  • noun falchion any sword 0

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Origin of falchion

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English fauchoun (with l restored in 16th cent.) < Old French fauchon < Vulgar Latin *falciōn-, stem of falciō, derivative of Latin falx, stem falc- sickle

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falchion popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for falchion

noun falchion

  • 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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