back·sword /-ˌsord, ˌsɔrd/
1. A sword with one sharp edge.
2. In England, a stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements; also, the game in which the stick is used. Also called singlestick.
n 1: a stick used instead of a sword for fencing [syn: singlestick,
2: a sword with only one cutting edge