[ bak-sawrd, -sohrd ]
/ ˈbækˌsɔrd, -ˌsoʊrd /
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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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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