Definition of Pigsticking

1. Noun. The sport of hunting wild boar with spears.

Generic synonyms: Hunt, Hunting



Definition of Pigsticking

1. n. Boar hunting; -- so called by Anglo-Indians.

Definition of Pigsticking

1. pigstick [v] - See also: pigstick

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigsticking

pigs in the parlour
pigs might fly
pigs out
pigskin
pigskins
pigsney
pigsneys
pigsnie
pigsnies
pigsny
pigstick
pigsticked
pigsticker
pigstickers
pigsticking (current term)
pigsticks
pigsties
pigsty
pigswill
pigswills
pigtail
pigtail catheter
pigtailed
pigtails
pigwash
pigwashes
pigweed
pigweeds
pigwidgeon

Literary usage of Pigsticking

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... venation (literary); spec, chase, pigsticking, rabbiting, hawking, falconry, etc. hurry, vt & i. 1. See HASTEN. 9. In a sense implying the feeling of ..."

2. Sport and Travel in India and Central America by A. G. Bagot (1897)
"THE first time that I made acquaintance with that most exciting of all Indian sport, yclept pigsticking, I confess I was somewhat sceptical on the subject. ..."

3. The Nineteenth Century (1892)
"CAMP LIFE AND pigsticking IN MOROCCO THE sun was shining down brightly upon us, as we left the hotel that stands outside the walls of white Tangier, ..."

4. Riding by Robert Weir, J. Moray Brown (1891)
"It is these brains that enable an Eastern horse to traverse in safety such ground as he is often called on to gallop over in pigsticking (ground, ..."

5. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"... and describing the sport of pigsticking to her with great humour and eloquence."—Vanity Fair, ii. 288. 1866.—"I may be a young pig-sticker, ..."

6. The Life and Opinions of Major-General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor by Charles Metcalfe MacGregor (1888)
"I am just recovering from a severe sprain of my right wrist, contracted when out pigsticking just a week ago. It will be well again soon, and directly it is ..."

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