1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Claymore
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CLAYMORE (from the Gaelic claidheamh mòr, "great sword"), the old two-edged broadsword with cross hilt, of which the guards were usually turned down, used by the Highlanders of Scotland. The name is also wrongly applied to the single-edged basket-hilted sword adopted in the 16th century and still worn as the full-dress sword in the highland regiments of the British army.