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

  • n. The act or art of using a sword, as in fencing.

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  • n. fighting with a sword

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fencing; a sword fight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fencing; the art or practice of attack and defense by means of the sword.
  • n. A sword-dance.

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

  • n. the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully


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  • the act or art of using a sword; fencing.

    December 4, 2007