broadsword
noun Date: before 12th century a large heavy sword with a broad blade for cutting rather than thrusting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Broadsword — may refer to: *Arming sword, the single handed cruciform sword of the High Middle Ages *Claymore, a Scottish broadsword *Dao (sword), a category of single edge Chinese swords primarily used for slashing and chopping *Greatsword, an extremely… …   Wikipedia

  • Broadsword — Broad sword , n. A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge; a claymore. [1913 Webster] I heard the broadsword s deadly clang. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broadsword — O.E. brad swurd, from BROAD (Cf. broad) (adj.) + SWORD (Cf. sword) …   Etymology dictionary

  • broadsword — [brôd′sôrd΄] n. a sword with a broad, double edged blade, for slashing rather than thrusting: see SWORD …   English World dictionary

  • Broadsword — La broadsword est une « épée longue » écossaise du milieu du Moyen Âge principalement caractérisée par un panier, sorte de coque recouvrant la main sur la poignée, totalement recouvert intérieurement de velours. La lame de la broadsword …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Broadsword — A term popularly misapplied as a generic synonym for medieval swords. The now popular misnomer broadsword as a term for medieval blades actually originated with Victorian collectors in the early 19th century. The term broadsword seems to have… …   Medieval glossary

  • broadsword — /brawd sawrd , sohrd /, n. a sword having a straight, broad, flat blade. [bef. 1000; ME brood swerd, OE brad sweord. See BROAD, SWORD] * * * …   Universalium

  • broadsword — noun A type of sword, usually a longsword, that has a broad cutting blade that does blunt damage as well as cutting damage. They were the pinnacle of medieval European sword technology …   Wiktionary

  • BROADSWORD — Computer Assisted Division Level Battle Simulation (Governmental » Military) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • broadsword — broad|sword [ˈbro:dso:d US ˈbro:dso:rd] n a heavy sword with a broad flat blade …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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