Meaning of backsword

back•sword

Pronunciation: (bak'sôrd", -sōrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. a sword with only one sharp edge; broadsword.
  2. (formerly) a cudgel having a basket hilt, used in fencing exhibitions.
  3. a backswordman.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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