What does the word broadsword mean?

Usage examples for broadsword

  1. He was struck to the ground with a broadsword, and secured. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. He had picked up a broadsword at the foot of the first stairway down; a little later, he tossed it aside in favor of another, better balanced and with a better guard. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  3. The heavy broadsword used by the Highlanders. – Narrative and Lyric Poems (first series) for use in the Lower School by O. J. Stevenson