broadsword

[brawd-sawrd, -sohrd]

noun

a sword having a straight, broad, flat blade.

Nearby words

  1. broadness,
  2. broads,
  3. broads, the,
  4. broadsheet,
  5. broadside,
  6. broadtail,
  7. broadus,
  8. broadview heights,
  9. broadway,
  10. broadwife

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

noun

a broad-bladed sword used for cutting rather than stabbingAlso called: backsword
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Word Origin and History for broadsword

broadsword

n.

Old English brad swurd, from broad (adj.) + sword.

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