sidearms n.

also side-arms, 1760, from side (adj.) + plural of arm (n.2).

Related Words for sidearms blade, bayonet, sword, cutlass, poniard, stylet, switchblade, stiletto, bodkin, dirk, anlace, sidearm, skean Examples from the Web for sidearms Historical Examples of sidearms

  • The officers were allowed to retain their sidearms, and the men to return to their homes.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • The French soldiers rapped them back with the scabbard of their sidearms.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

  • Let them man my gig, the crew taking their sidearms with them.

    Under the Meteor Flag

    Harry Collingwood

  • The Bavarians had collected their rifles and sidearms, and were going out sullenly.

    The Day of Wrath

    Louis Tracy

  • Meanwhile these gentlemen had come on deck unarmed, without even their sidearms.

    Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific

    Gabriel Franchere

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