Definition of glaive in English:

glaive

noun

literary
  • A sword.

    • ‘Their traditional weapon was the naginata, a form of glaive, but they were also proficient in archery and swordsmanship.’
    • ‘He and his troops were well-equipped with glaives, maces, battle axes, and long bows.’
    • ‘Looking a question at Erin, she drew her glaive from its scabbard and handed it to the weaponsmaster.’
    • ‘She withdrew her glaive, clenching it tightly.’
    • ‘‘Please don't use your glaive or any other weapon and ruin your gown,’ Marrim said seriously.’

Origin

Middle English (denoting a lance or halberd): from Old French, apparently from Latin gladius sword.

Pronunciation:

glaive

/ɡleɪv/