from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who takes part in swordplay; a fencer or gladiator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fencer; a gladiator; one who exhibits his skill in the use of the sword.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One skilled in sword-play; a fencer.


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  • The name was applied to a professional swordplayer --

    The Romance of Names

  • He could climb the rope with any of them, could vault on to the wooden horse with a heavy cuirass and backpiece on him, and held his own in a bout with swords against Conrad von Berghoff, who was considered the best swordplayer among them.

    A Knight of the White Cross : a tale of the siege of Rhodes

  • Matthew Doucet, of the revolutionary faction -- a man both martial and pacific in his pursuits, being eminent both as a gingerbread baker and a swordplayer -- swore he would have the little monk's life if he had to take him from the very horns of the altar; but the Prior had braved sharper threats than these.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 29: 1578, part III


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