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- n. a fighter, duelist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bravo; a bully; a duelist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A swordsman: especially, a person devoted to fencing and presumed to be expert with the sword; hence, less properly, a bravo.
From French spadassin, itself from Italian spadaccino ("swordsman"). (Wiktionary)