broadsword

[ brawd-sawrd, -sohrd ]
/ ˈbrɔdˌsɔrd, -ˌsoʊrd /

noun

a sword having a straight, broad, flat blade.

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Origin of broadsword

before 1000; Middle English brood swerd,Old English brād sweord.See broad, sword
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British Dictionary definitions for broadsword

broadsword
/ (ˈbrɔːdˌsɔːd) /

noun

a broad-bladed sword used for cutting rather than stabbingAlso called: backsword
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