Pronunciation: (fō-shär'; Fr. fō-shar'), [key]
—pl. -chardsPronunciation: (-shärz'; Fr. -shar'). [key]
a shafted weapon having a knifelike blade with a convex cutting edge and a beak on the back for catching the blade of an aggressor's weapon.
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