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SPONTOON (Fr. esponton, Ital. sponton...

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 733 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SPONTOON (Fr. esponton, Ital. spontone, from Lat. punctum, point, pungere, to prick), a weapon carried by infantry officers in the 17th and early 18th centuries. It was a type of the partisan or halberd (q.v.), a shafted weapon with a special form of spear head.
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