Definitions for backswordˈbækˌsɔrd, -ˌsoʊrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sword with one edge sharpened.
Origin of backsword:
singlestick, fencing stick, backsword(noun)
a stick used instead of a sword for fencing
a sword with only one cutting edge
A sword with one sharp edge.
A stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements.
a sword with one sharp edge
in England, a stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements; also, the game in which the stick is used. Also called singlestick