quillon [kee-yawn] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural quil·lons [kee-yawn] /kiˈyɔ̃/.
- either of two transverse projecting members forming the cross guard of a sword.
Origin of quillon French, derivative of quille pin, club Middle High German kegel club Examples from the Web for quillon Historical Examples of quillon
The earliest swords which have been found have no quillon or cross guard.
Henry W. Donald
On the shores of a lake in Travancore, not far from the remote cantonment of Quillon, stands a monument to the memory of a dog.
British Dictionary definitions for quillon quillon noun
- (often plural) either half of the extended crosspiece of a sword or dagger
Word Origin for quillon C19: from French, diminutive of quille bowling pin, ultimately from Old High German kegil club, stake