n. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually sharp-pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is the general term, including the small sword, rapier, saber, scimitar, and many other varieties. Hence, the emblem of judicial vengeance or punishment, or of authority and power. Destruction by the sword, or in battle; war; dissension. The military power of a country. (Weaving) One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended. Sword arm, the right arm.
- Sword bayonet, a bayonet shaped somewhat like a sword, and which can be used as a sword.
- Sword bearer, one who carries his master's sword; an officer in London who carries a sword before the lord mayor when he goes abroad.
- Sword belt, a belt by which a sword is suspended, and borne at the side.
- Sword blade, the blade, or cutting part, of a sword.
- Sword cane, a cane which conceals the blade of a sword or dagger, as in a sheath.
- Sword dance. (a) A dance in which swords are brandished and clashed together by the ...