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ra•pi•er



Pronunciation: (rā'pē-ur), [key]
n.
1. a small sword, esp. of the 18th century, having a narrow blade and used for thrusting.
2. a longer, heavier sword, esp. of the 16th and 17th centuries, having a double-edged blade and used for slashing and thrusting.

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