Fal"chion (?), n. [OE. fauchon, OF. fauchon, LL. falcio, fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle, cf. Gr. a ship's rib, bandy-legged; perh, akin to E. falcon; cf. It. falcione. Cf. Defalcation.]


A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter than the ordinary sword; -- used in the Middle Ages.


A name given generally and poetically to a sword, especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors.


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