Rapier vs Swordfish - What's the difference?

rapier | swordfish |


As nouns the difference between rapier and swordfish

is that rapier is a slender, straight, sharply pointed sword (double-edged, single-edged or edgeless) while swordfish is a large marine fish with a long, pointed bill, xiphias gladius .

As an adjective rapier

is extremely sharp.

As a verb swordfish is

to fish for swordfish.

rapier

English

(wikipedia rapier)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A slender, straight, sharply pointed sword (double-edged, single-edged or edgeless).
  • * , act IV scene 1
  • […] In his lawless fit,
    Behind the arras hearing something stir,
    Whips out his rapier , cries ‘A rat, a rat!’
    And in this brainish apprehension kills
    The unseen good old man.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely sharp.
  • Cutting smarts or keen wit.
  • John is very quick on his feet during interviews by using his rapier responses.

    Anagrams

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    swordfish

    English

    Noun

  • A large marine fish with a long, pointed bill, Xiphias gladius .
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.}}

    Verb

    (es)
  • To fish for swordfish.