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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French rapiere, from Middle French (espee) rapiere, from Old French rapiere, raspiere, from Spanish raspadera (poker; raker; scraper), from Spanish raspar (to scrape), of Germanic origin. More at rasp.

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NounEdit

rapier (plural rapiers)

  1. A slender, straight, sharply pointed sword (double-edged, single-edged or edgeless).

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AdjectiveEdit

rapier (comparative more rapier, superlative most rapier)

  1. Extremely sharp.
  2. Cutting smarts or keen wit.
    John is very quick on his feet during interviews by using his rapier responses.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French (espee) rapiere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rɑpir/
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  • Hyphenation: ra‧pier

NounEdit

rapier n (plural rapieren, diminutive rapiertje n)

  1. rapier