What is claymore?

  • (noun): An anti-personnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy.
    Synonyms: claymore mine
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The term claymore ( /ˈkleɪmɔər/; from Scottish Gaelic claidheamh mòr, "great sword") refers to the Scottish variant of the late medieval two-handed longsword. It is characterised as having a cross hilt of forward-sloping quillons with quatrefoil terminations. It was in use from the 15th to 17th centuries.

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Two-handed (Highland) Claymore
... The two-handed claymore was a large sword used in the late Medieval and early modern periods ... Although Claymores existed as far back as the Wars of Scottish Independence they were smaller and few had the typical quatrefoil design (as can be seen on the ... The two-handed claymore seems to be an offshoot of Early Scottish medieval longswords (similar to the Espee de Guerre or Grete war sword) which had developed a distinctive style ...
MV Claymore - Service
... Claymore entered service on the Outer Isles route from Oban ... Claymore was transferred to the Kennacraig - Islay service in 1989, and in 1993 became CalMac's spare summer vessel ... In 1994 and 1995 Claymore provided weekend voyages to Douglas, Isle of Man ...
Souls For Sale - Plot
... Both Holby and director Frank Claymore (Richard Dix) are attracted to her ... desert shoot, Leva Lemaire (Barbara La Marr), persuades Claymore to give her a screen test for the only uncast role in his next production a comic part ... Though she fails miserably, Claymore decides to train her anyway ...
M18 Claymore Mine
... The M18A1 Claymore is a directional anti-personnel mine used by the U.S ... Unlike a conventional land mine, the Claymore is command-detonated and directional, meaning it is fired by remote-control, shooting a pattern of metal balls into the ... The Claymore fires steel balls, out to about 100 m (110 yd) within a 60° arc in front of the device ...
List Of Series Run In Weekly Shōnen Jump - Monthly Shōnen Jump Holdovers
... Of the four, Claymore ran several one-shot extra chapters while the others merely had one. 1, 2000 #7, 2007 Kōsuke Masuda Claymore (CLAYMORE?) #7, 2001 #7, 2007 Norihiro Yagi Rosario to Vampire (ロザリオとバンパイア?) #5, 2004 #7, 2007 Akihisa ...

More definitions of "claymore":

  • (noun): A large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders.