from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The play or practice with such cudgels; the art of attack and defense with them: as, to learn single-stick.
  • noun A wooden sword used on board ship for teaching the use of the cutlas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a stick used instead of a sword for fencing


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

single +‎ stick



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