broadsword

noun broad·sword \ ˈbrȯd-ˌsȯrd \

Definition of broadsword

:a large heavy sword with a broad blade for cutting rather than thrusting

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First Known Use of broadsword

13th century


BROADSWORD Defined for English Language Learners

broadsword

noun

Definition of broadsword for English Language Learners

  • : a large, heavy sword that has a wide blade used for cutting


BROADSWORD Defined for Kids

broadsword

noun broad·sword \ ˈbrȯd-ˌsȯrd \

Definition of broadsword for Students

:a sword having a broad blade

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