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broadsword

[brawd-sawrd, -sohrd] /ˈbrɔdˌsɔrd, -ˌsoʊrd/
noun
1.
a sword having a straight, broad, flat blade.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English brood swerd, Old English brād sweord. See broad, sword
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  • Besides having a crystal on its hilt, it was thinner and lighter than a broadsword.
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broadsword

/ˈbrɔːdˌsɔːd/
noun
1.
a broad-bladed sword used for cutting rather than stabbing Also called backsword
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Word Origin and History for broadsword
n.

Old English brad swurd, from broad (adj.) + sword.

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