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Swords, daggers and darts and their parts

blowpipe

noun

a weapon consisting of a small narrow tube through which someone can blow small arrows or stones

cutlass

noun

a short sword with a curved blade used in the past by pirates

dagger

noun

a weapon like a very small sword

dart

noun

a small pointed object that you fire from a gun or throw as a weapon. Darts often contain poison or a drug to make wild animals become unconscious.

garrotte

noun

a wire that is pulled tight round someone’s neck to kill them

hilt

noun

the handle of a sword or dagger

pommel

noun

the round end on the handle of a sword or gun

rapier

noun

a long thin sword with a very sharp point

saber

the American spelling of sabre

sabre

noun

a heavy sword with a slightly curved blade, used in the past

scabbard

noun

a cover for the blade of a sword or dagger

scimitar

noun

an Arab or Turkish sword with a curved blade that becomes wider near the point

sheath

noun

a cover used for carrying a knife or a sword

spear

noun

a long weapon like a stick with one sharp end

spearhead

noun

the hard pointed object at the end of a spear

sword

noun

a weapon with a short handle and a long sharp blade

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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