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Schwertstreich

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Schwertstreich rate
(Noun) Schwerthieb (Noun)
Strike with a sword; the translation "Schwertstreich" is not as usual in german as "Schwerthieb". - With 1) you describe a circle-movement with the weapon, for example with a "Zweihänder"-sword, with 2) you separate one persons head from the body for example at an execution. This strike usually comes from above: it's a hit.
Usage: Mit einem Schwerthieb trennte er ihm den Arm ab.
Mit einem Schwertstreich hielt er sich die Strauchdiebe vom Hals, so dass sie zurück wichen.


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