from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pork-butcher; a pig-killer.
  • n. A boar-hunter.
  • n. A long-bladed pocket-knife.
  • n. A horse trained to the sport of pigsticking.


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  • He was dressed in khaki pagri-cloth shirt, drill shorts and a pigsticker topi.

    Burmese Days

  • I threw myself across the floor, skidding on my stomach, and grabbed the fallen pigsticker.

    Sir Apropos of Nothing

  • The kid with the doctored stick was tapping it impatiently on the pavement while his buddy swung the pigsticker through the snowy night in one arc parallel to her breasts, a second parallel to her groin.

    Black Blade

  • You'll probably get scalped before it's all over, or hung, or a Mexican will get you with a pigsticker.

    Lonesome Dove

  • Or he's practicing his sex/war face for when he's in and doing pigsticker bayonet training lol

    Army Rumour Service

  • “That pigsticker won’t do you no good now, boy,” the Texas soldier said, his head just below the level of the track.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • This isn’t ‘ha ha, look at the crazy old gent with the pigsticker’, this guy could have killed someone.

    The RCMP Versus 82-Year-Old Patient « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • "Sonny, unless you're a barber, I think you'd better put that pigsticker down.

    Wizard and Glass

  • You’ll probably get scalped before it’s all over, or hung, or a Mexican will get you with a pigsticker.

    Lonesome Dove


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  • Topi means hat in Malay.

    August 4, 2011

  • The "pigsticker topi" mentioned in Orwell's "Burmese Days" (quoted above) was a type of pith helmet.

    August 4, 2011