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Definition of "singlestick" [sin•gle•stick]

  • A one-handed fencing stick fitted with a hand guard. (noun)
  • The art, sport, or exercise of fencing with such a stick. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "singlestick" in a sentence
  • "In our very first introduction to Mr. Holmes, the story “A Study In Scarlet”, Watson describes Holmes as “an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.”"
  • "I used to be a fair hand with singlestick not long ago."
  • "_ A person who presides at backsword or singlestick, to regulate the game; an umpire: a person who settles disputes."
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