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Webster 1913 Edition


Rapier

Ra′pi-er

(rā′pĭ-ẽr)
,
Noun.
[F.
rapière
, perhaps for
raspière
, and ultimately of German origin, akin to E.
rasp
, v.]
A straight sword, with a narrow and finely pointed blade, used only for thrusting.
Rapier fish
(Zool.)
,
the swordfish.
[Obs.]
Grew.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rapier

RA'PIER

,
Noun.
A small sword used only in thrusting.

Definition 2022


rapier

rapier

See also: Rapier

English

Noun

rapier (plural rapiers)

  1. A slender, straight, sharply pointed sword (double-edged, single-edged or edgeless).

Translations

Adjective

rapier (comparative more rapier, superlative most rapier)

  1. Extremely sharp.
  2. Cutting smarts or keen wit.
    John is very quick on his feet during interviews by using his rapier responses.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɑpir/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧pier

Etymology

From Middle French (espee) rapiere.

Noun

rapier n (plural rapieren, diminutive rapiertje n)

  1. rapier