A polearm that was a development of the spear. The blade is thirty inches long with a broad base that comes to a point. The partizan could be used to cut or thrust, and two lugs below the blade that were forklike could be used to entangle or break sword blades.
Related term(s): Polearm; Spear; Angon; Pike; Glaive; Gisarme
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 82-84.