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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rapier \Ra"pi*er\ (r[=a]"p[i^]*[~e]r), noun [F. rapi['e]re, perhaps for raspi['e]re, and ultimately of German origin, akin to E. rasp, v.] A straight sword, with a narrow and finely pointed blade, used only for thrusting.

{Rapier fish} (Zool.), the swordfish. [Obs.] --Grew.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rapier

noun

1: a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges [syn: {rapier}, {tuck}]


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