Definition of Cut-and-thrust

1. Noun. Fighting with knives.

Exact synonyms: Knife Fight, Snickersnee
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap



Definition of Cut-and-thrust

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A vehement argument ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cut-and-thrust

custos regni
custos rotulorum
custrel
custrels
custron
custumal
custumals
custumaries
custumary
cusum
cut
cut-and-dried
cut-and-dry
cut-and-paste
cut-and-shut
cut-and-thrust (current term)
cut-back
cut-in
cut-off
cut-offs
cut-out
cut-outs
cut-price
cut-rate
cut-rate sale
cut-throat
cut-throat razor
cut-throat razors
cut-up
cut a caper

Literary usage of Cut-and-thrust

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"Were weapons adopted by the Allobroges (a body of ancient Gauls so called), independently of the broad cut-and-thrust sword which the Swiss still wear. ..."

2. Posthumous Memoirs of Karoline Bauer: From the German by Karoline Bauer (1884)
"Wicke and Hai- fisch, in spite of the tropical heat, prepare to ward off cut and thrust by putting on three pairs of deerskin breeches, likewise three ..."

3. The Armies of Europe: Comprising Descriptions in Detail of the Military by George Brinton McClellan (1861)
"Against infantry—right cut and thrust. Right rear cut. Right rear cut twice. Commands for the sabre exercise in close order. Charge sabre. ..."

4. The Art of Attack: Being a Study in the Development of Weapons and by Henry Swainson Cowper (1906)
"In comparatively modern times in India we still find the cut and thrust, though curved blades are ... Examples of the cut and thrust are hardly to be found, ..."

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