What does the word sword mean?

Usage examples for sword

  1. But it would have been as good as a sword if he had used it on those men. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. I instantly drew my sword, and so did he. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz
  3. At a table in the station- house sat a man with a sword and a pistol. – The Moscow Census - From "What to do?" by Lyof N. Tolstoi