- /an"l ays'/, n.a short sword having a double-edged blade tapering sharply to a point: worn by civilians from the 13th to the 16th centuries.Also, anlace.[1250-1300; ME an(e)las < OF ale(s)naz (by metathesis), deriv. of alesne awl < OHG alasna. See AWL]
* * *anelace(anelate in Blount) var. anlace.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.