Definition of Smallsword

1. n. A light sword used for thrusting only; especially, the sword worn by civilians of rank in the eighteenth century.



Definition of Smallsword

1. Noun. A small sword ¹

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Definition of Smallsword

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Smallsword

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1. Kate Beaumont by John William De Forest (1872)
"... smallsword exercise ; there was a dull flame of blood all over his dark cheeks and yellowish mottled forehead. Vincent, the medical graduate of Paris, ..."

2. The Militiaman's Manual: And Sword-play Without a Master : Rapier and Broad by Matthew W. Berriman (1861)
"... smallsword EXERCISE. THE practice begins without the sword, with the— I. BALANCE MOTIONS. [PI. 1. ] ATTENTION. Body erect, heels close, hands hanging ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1883)
"The rapier and the smallsword are weapons of single combat, not of general military use ; the smallsword is too fragile, the rapier both too fragile and too ..."

4. A Dictionary of Sports: Or, Companion to the Field, the Forest, and the by Harry Harewood (1835)
"... or running in a circle; boxing, driving, riding on horseback, and fencing with the broad-sword and the smallsword. Fencing with the smallsword is ..."

5. A Dictionary of Sports: Or, Companion to the Field, the Forest, and the by Harry Harewood (1835)
"... driving, riding on horseback, and fencing with the broad-sword and the smallsword. Fencing with the smallsword is the noblest of gymnastic exercises. ..."

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