Wednesday, August 24, 2011

rapier

rapier [ REY-pee-er ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 a thin two-edged sword used for thrusting
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Fencing is a sport which makes use of the rapier.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The notes on these speeches are at variance on a supposed anachronism committed by Shakespeare in introducing the rapier in the time of Henry the Fourth.