backsword

backsword

[bak-sawrd, -sohrd]
noun
1.
a sword with only one sharp edge; broadsword.
2.
(formerly) a cudgel having a basket hilt, used in fencing exhibitions.

Origin:
1590–1600; back1 + sword

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backsword (ˈbækˌsɔːd)
 
n
1.  another name for broadsword
2.  Also called: backswordsman a person who uses the backsword
3.  a fencing stick with a basket-like protective hilt

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