a sword with only one sharp edge; broadsword.
(formerly) a cudgel having a basket hilt, used in fencing exhibitions.
a backswordman.
Historical Examples

My backsword play hath been thought well of by stout men of war.
Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle

backsword play: the game of single-stick, or fencing with cudgels.
Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes

another name for broadsword
Also called backswordsman. a person who uses the backsword
a fencing stick with a basket-like protective hilt

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