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backsword


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backsword  \Back"sword`\,  n.  [2d  back,n.+  sword.] 
  1.  A  sword  with  one  sharp  edge. 
 
  2.  In  England,  a  stick  with  a  basket  handle,  used  in  rustic 
  amusements;  also  the  game  in  which  the  stick  is  used 
  Also  called  singlestick.  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backsword 
  n  :  broad  blade;  used  for  cutting  rather  than  stabbing  [syn:  {broadsword}] 




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