backsword

noun
back·​sword | \ˈbak-ˌsȯrd \

Definition of backsword 

: a single-edged sword

First Known Use of backsword

1597, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about backsword

Statistics for backsword

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for backsword

The first known use of backsword was in 1597

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on backsword

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with backsword

Comments on backsword

What made you want to look up backsword? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!