Glaive (?), n. [F. glaive, L. gladius; prob. akin to E. claymore. Cf. Gladiator.]
A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp-pointed head.
A sword; -- used poetically and loosely.
The glaive which he did wield.
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