Definition Of rapier


a thin, light, sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting.

In the scuffle, they exchange rapiers and Hamlet slices Laertes with the venomous weapon.

Example Of rapier

  • rapier wit

  • A candelabrum hung from the wall, next to a pair of dueling rapiers .

  • A fan of lively debate and intelligent conversation, his rapier wit is razor sharp, and is certainly on top form today.

  • All swords and rapiers used are blunt, but otherwise accurate replicas of surviving examples.

  • Anyway, I'll try again tonight to come up with some devastatingly clever pun that befits my rapier wit.

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