claymore

Part of speech: noun

The two handed broadsword of the Scottish Highlanders.

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Usage examples "claymore":

  1. We are hopelessly in love with each other, and he wonders how he ever could have thought of accepting happiness from Mrs. Claymore, accompanied by so many freckles and a half million dollars. - "Letters of a Dakota Divorcee", Jane Burr.
  2. But he was already struggling in the arms of his grandson, who succeeded at length in forcing from his bony grasp the hilt of the terrible claymore. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.
  3. He fell backwards, but immediately recovered, and stood on his feet flourishing his claymore. - "Stories Of Georgia 1896", Joel Chandler Harris.