Definition of Singlestick

1. Noun. A stick used instead of a sword for fencing.

Exact synonyms: Backsword, Fencing Stick
Generic synonyms: Stick



Definition of Singlestick

1. n. In England and Scotland, a cudgel used in fencing or fighting; a backsword.

Definition of Singlestick

1. Noun. cudgels (martial art) ¹

2. Noun. The stick used in the sport of cudgels; a backsword. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Singlestick

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Medical Definition of Singlestick

1. In England and Scotland, a cudgel used in fencing or fighting; a backsword. The game played with singlesticks, in which he who first brings blood from his adversary's head is pronounced victor; backsword; cudgeling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Singlestick

singlehanded
singlehandedly
singlehood
singleism
singleleaf
singlely
singleminded
singlemindedly
singleness
singlenesses
singleplayer
singles
singles bar
singles charts
singles out
singlestick (current term)
singlesticks
singlet
singlet oxygen
singlet state
singletail
singletails
singletary pea
singleton
singletons
singletrack
singletracks
singletree
singletrees
singlets

Literary usage of Singlestick

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1. Fencing by Walter Herries Pollock (1897)
"singlestick. singlestick, probably practised far more widely throughout England than fencing, is apt to strike casual observers as a very simple matter—a ..."

2. Fencing by Walter Herries Pollock, F. C. Grove, Camille Prevost (1893)
"singlestick. singlestick, probably practised far more widely throughout England than fencing, is apt to strike casual observers as a'very simple matter—a ..."

3. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"... to introduce alternately a black and red figure. It is not, however, necessary to give an instance of every position indicated in No. 339. singlestick. ..."

4. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1842)
"Jack singlestick is rummaging my box for a mild Havannah, ... I affirm it," replied singlestick, accompanying the remark with a derisive whiff. ..."

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