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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica


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SPONTOON (Fr. esponton, Ital. spontone, from Lat. punctum, point, pungere, to prick), a weapon carried by infantry officers in the 17th and early 18th centuries. It was a type of the partisan or halberd (q.v.), a shafted weapon with a special form of spear head.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Spontoon'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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