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backsword Line breaks: back|sword
Pronunciation: /ˈbaksɔːd/

Definition of backsword in English:


A sword with only one cutting edge.
Example sentences
  • In order to be proficient, he indicated that the following forms must be learned: rapier and dagger, staffe, backsword, single rapier, longsword and dagger, and shortsword and dagger.
  • David, it is possible that, according to him the backsword was a larger version of the single stick.
  • This is a copy of a basket hilted backsword which is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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