Definition of broadsword
: a large heavy sword with a broad blade for cutting rather than thrusting
Recent Examples of broadsword from the Web
With a clumsy upward swing of his heavy broadsword, the knight — nay, the king, for he was dressed as King Robert the Bruce — officially opened the golf course bearing his name.
Reciting Shakespeare is tough enough for novices, without adding fight scenes with real broadswords.
Ramirez is working on using his slider as a broadsword, throwing it to lefties as a backdoor pitch in addition to getting right-handers to chase it.
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Definition of broadsword for English Language Learners
: a large, heavy sword that has a wide blade used for cutting
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Definition of broadsword for Students
: a sword having a broad blade
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