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CLAYMORE (from the Gaelic claidheamh ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 474 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CLAYMORE (from the Gaelic claidheamh mar, " great sword "), the old two-edged broadsword with cross hilt, of which the guards were usually turned down, used by the Highlanders of Scotland. The name is also wrongly applied to the single-edged basket-hilted sword adopted in the 16th century and still worn as the full-dress sword in the Highland regiments of the British army.
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