claymore

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkleɪˌmɔː/, /ˌkleˈmor/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(klāmôr′, -mōr′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
clay•more  (klāmôr′, -mōr′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a two-handed sword with a double-edged blade, used by Scottish Highlanders in the 16th century.
  2. a Scottish broadsword with a basket hilt.
  • Scots Gaelic claidheamh mòr great sword
  • 1765–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
claymore /ˈkleɪˌmɔː; Scottish: ˌkleˈmor/ n
  1. a large two-edged broadsword used formerly by Scottish Highlanders
Etymology: 18th Century: from Gaelic claidheamh mōr great sword
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