rapierrapier | meaning of rapier in Collins Dictionariesrapier meaning, definition, what is rapier: a long narrow two-edged sword with a guarded hilt, used as a thrusting weapon, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries: Learn more.a long narrow two-edged sword with a guarded hilt, used as a thrusting weapon, popular in the 16th and 17th centuriesWhat does rapier mean and how do you use rapier in a sentence?[URL]/rapier
C16: from Old French espee rapiere, literally: rasping sword; see rasp1
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1. countable nounA rapier is a very thin sword with a long sharp point.2. adjective [ADJ n]If you say that someone has a rapierwit, you mean that they are very intelligent and quick at making clevercomments or jokes in a conversation. ⇒ Julie Burchill is famous for her precocity and rapier wit.
She looks up to see the bird, the strange bird, the bird with the rapier beaksitting upon a pipe that runs along the central corridor.Tepper, Sheri S. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS`Well, then, a blunderbuss, or even a rapier or a cutlass or a claymore or any of the other unpleasant things he's got.Ferrars, Elizabeth MURDER MOVES INLampone stood there in a long white night-gown waving a rapier at them.Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERYDeclining to touch on the matter or mention that he knew Fabien's closely guarded truth, he slid his rapier back into its sheath.Stephanie Laurens THE PROMISE IN A KISS