- a sword having a straight, broad, flat blade.
Origin of broadsword
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Examples from the Web for broadsword
Yonder, just in front of thee, lie my bow and arrows, likewise my broadsword.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Elisha, first; Broadsword, second; that thing of Engle's, third.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
And so saying, he drew his own broadsword and advanced upon Frank.
A steel pistol and a broadsword were given him for use in case of attack.
And then Richard was on his feet, cleaving the air about him with his own broadsword....After a Few Words...
Gordon Randall Garrett
- a broad-bladed sword used for cutting rather than stabbingAlso called: backsword
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Word Origin and History for broadsword
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