[ bak-sawrd, -sohrd ]
/ ˈbækˌsɔrd, -ˌsoʊrd /
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Words nearby backsword
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British Dictionary definitions for backsword
/ (ˈbækˌsɔːd) /
another name for broadsword
Also called: backswordsman a person who uses the backsword
a fencing stick with a basket-like protective hilt
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