cross guard

cross guard
: a sword or bayonet guard consisting of a short bar which crosses the blade at its junction with the hilt

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cross guard noun
The bar, at right angles to the blade, forming the hilt-guard of a sword
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Main Entry:cross

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cross guard,
a type of guard on a sword, made in the form of a bar at right angles with the blade.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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