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backsword (plural backswords)
- A sword with one sharp edge.
- (UK, dated) A stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements.
- (UK, dated) The game in which the stick is used.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
- (stick with basket handle): singlestick
a sword with one sharp edge