丈八 (1.8 zhang: 4.158 meters or 13 feet 7.708776 inches) + 蛇矛 ("snake lance"; long lance)
- Contrary to popular belief, the snake is more likely a reference to the lance's length rather than the shape of the lance's head.
- (archaic) the long lance used by Zhang Fei
's weapon may have looked something like the one in this Qing Dynasty
handscroll, but slightly longer