Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rapier”

rapier

noun [C] uk   /ˈreɪ.pi.ər/ us    //
a sword with a long, thin bladeHand weaponsHandguns and rifles

rapier

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈreɪ.pi.ər/ us    //
describes humour or a remark that is extremely clever and funny: He is renowned for his rapier(-like) wit.Humour and humorous
(Definition of rapier from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rapier?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

beer mat

a small piece of cardboard that you put under a glass to protect a table surface in a pub or bar

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More