Definition of quillon in English:

quillon

(also quillion)

noun

historical
  • Either of the two arms forming the cross-guard of a sword or dagger; usually in plural.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Burton (1821–1890), explorer and author. From French quillon, lit. ‘little ninepin’ (so called from the shape of the piece, which resembles that of a ninepin) from quille ninepin + -on.

Pronunciation

quillon

/ˈkwɪlən/