from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sword with a wide, usually two-edged blade that is designed for slashing rather than thrusting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge; a claymore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sword with a broad blade, as distinguished from one with a narrow blade or from a three-sided thrusting-sword; a sword of which the edge as well as the point is used.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab
From broad + sword (Wiktionary)