Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. cudgels (martial art)
  • n. The stick used in the sport of cudgels; a backsword.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In England and Scotland, a cudgel used in fencing or fighting; a backsword.
  • n. The game played with singlesticks, in which he who first brings blood from his adversary's head is pronounced victor; backsword; cudgeling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cudgel for use with one hand, as distinguished from the quarter-staff. It is usually fitted with a guard for the hand, somewhat like that of a saber. Compare back-sword.
  • n. The play or practice with such cudgels; the art of attack and defense with them: as, to learn single-stick.
  • n. A wooden sword used on board ship for teaching the use of the cutlas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stick used instead of a sword for fencing

Etymologies

single +‎ stick (Wiktionary)

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