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a sword having a straight, broad, flat blade.
Historical Examples

In The Saddle Oliver Optic
Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
The Quest of the ‘Golden Hope’ Percy F. Westerman
Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
Robin Hood Paul Creswick
William the Conqueror Edward Augustus Freeman
Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
My First Voyage to Southern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
Every Boy’s Book: A Complete Encyclopdia of Sports and Amusements Various

a broad-bladed sword used for cutting rather than stabbing Also called backsword


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