See also: Degen
degen (plural degens)
- (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Sword.
- 1828, Bulwer-Lytton, Edward, chapter XXVIII, in Pelham: or The Adventures of a Gentleman, volume 1, New York: J. & J. Harper, page 228:
- "Crash the cull—down with him—down with him before he dubs the jigger. Tip him the degen, Fib, fake him through and through; if he pikes we shall all be scragged."
- (fencing) epee
- duelling sword, court sword (slender sword used in duels and battles; distinct from a rapier)