sɔːd ; sɔːrd
a weapon with a long metal blade and a handleto draw/sheathe a sword(= to take it out/put it into its cover)
put somebody to the sword(old-fashioned or literary) to kill somebody with a sword
a/the sword of Damocles(literary) a bad or unpleasant thing that might happen to you at any time and that makes you feel worried or frightened From the legend in which Damocles had to sit at a meal at the court of Dionysius with a sword hanging by a single hair above his head. He had praised Dionysius' happiness, and Dionysius wanted him to understand how quickly happiness can be lost.
more at cross swords at cross v., be a double-edged sword/weapon at double-edged, the pen is mightier than the sword at pen n.