ra·pi·er (rāpē-ər, rāpyər)
1. A long, slender, two-edged sword with a cuplike hilt, used in the 1500s and 1600s.
2. A light, sharp-pointed sword lacking a cutting edge and used only for thrusting.
[French rapière, from Old French (espee) rapiere, rapier (sword).]
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