Part of speech: noun

A light, long, and narrow sword adapted for thrusting.

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Usage examples "rapier":

  1. When he came near Alice she was taking from its buckhorn hook on the wall a rapier, one of a beautiful pair hanging side by side. - "Alice of Old Vincennes", Maurice Thompson.
  2. It is a lute to scatter songs to his mistress; a rapier, is she obdurate. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. On May 2, 1709, he writes thus: " Being artillery day and Mr. Higginson dead I put on my mourning Rapier and put a mourning ribbon in my little Cane." - "Customs and Fashions in Old New England", Alice Morse Earle.