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SWORD

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SWORD (noun)
  The noun SWORD has 1 sense:

1. a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

  Familiarity information: SWORD used as a noun is very rare.


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SWORD (noun)


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Meaning:

A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sword; steel; blade; brand

Hypernyms ("sword" is a kind of...):

arm; weapon; weapon system (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting)

Meronyms (parts of "sword"):

blade (the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge)

foible (the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip)

forte (the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible)

haft; helve (the handle of a weapon or tool)

hilt (the handle of a sword or dagger)

peak; point; tip (a V shape)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sword"):

backsword (a sword with only one cutting edge)

broadsword (a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab)

cavalry sword; saber; sabre (a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back)

cutlas; cutlass (a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors)

falchion (a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point)

fencing sword (a sword used in the sport of fencing)

rapier; tuck (a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges)

Instance hyponyms:

Excalibur (the legendary sword of King Arthur)


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