The Collaborative International Dictionary
Phasm \Phasm\, Phasma \Phas"ma\, n. [L. phasma, Gr. ?. See
An apparition; a phantom; an appearance. [R.]
--Hammond. Sir T. Herbert.
n. (context obsolete English) An apparition; a phantom.
Usage examples of "phasm".
The doors at his back buckled inward and gave him egress, the darkened room a ghost-like configuration of white-clothed banquet tables bordered by empty chairs, the phasm of Nazi heydays everywhere.
Cathcart watched the boy put down the book and stand, candle-glow irradiating like a phasm from the smooth coils of his braid.