Definition of Broadsword

1. Noun. A sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab.

Specialized synonyms: Claymore
Generic synonyms: Blade, Brand, Steel, Sword



Definition of Broadsword

1. n. A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge; a claymore.

Definition of Broadsword

1. Noun. A type of sword, usually a longsword, that has a broad cutting blade that does blunt damage as well as cutting damage. They were the pinnacle of medieval European sword technology. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Broadsword

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Broadsword

broadscale
broadseal
broadsealed
broadsealing
broadseam
broadseams
broadsheet
broadsheets
broadside
broadsided
broadsides
broadsiding
broadspectrum
broadspread
broadspreading
broadsword (current term)
broadswords
broadtail
broadtails
broadus
broadways
broadwing
broadwings
broadwise
broasted
brob
brobbed
brobbing
brobdingnagians
brobs

Literary usage of Broadsword

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1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"1 And such a phantom, too, Ч is said, With Highland broadsword, targe, and plaid, Have borne me as a knight; But when this unexpected foe Seemed starting ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"broadsword—This weapon—designed for both cutting and thrusting, but pre-eminently for the former, as the rapier for the latter— has been the typical arm of ..."

3. The Lays of Ancient Rome by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1867)
"And in his hand a broadsword, And on the blade a head— A head in an iron helmet. With horse-hair hanging down. A shaggy head, a swarthy head, ..."

4. Athletic Sports and Recreations for Boys by John George Wood (1861)
"broadsword. THE principal distinction between the broadsword and the rapier is, that the latter ... Indeed, those who use the broadsword are, in my opinion, ..."

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