Definitions

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

  • noun A man who is skilled in the use of swords.
  • noun A fencer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who uses a sword habitually; especially, one skilled in the use of the sword.

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

  • noun A soldier; a fighting man.
  • noun One skilled of a use of the sword; a professor of the science of fencing; a fencer.

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

  • noun A person skilled at using swords in sport or combat; a fencer.
  • noun A person who fights with a sword.
  • noun informal A man who is a skillful or enthusiastic practitioner of sexual intercourse.

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

  • noun someone skilled at fencing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

swords +‎ -man

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  • But the swordsman is going to have a tendency to frame issues as a series of advances and retreats, parries, ripostes, feints and strikes.

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  • But the swordsman is really a semi retired computer scientist of the first rank, the sword is tipped with a wormhole a la Morgaine's Changeling, and the talking cat is really the avatar of a planet-sized AI ...

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  • Cyrano was a swashbuckling swordsman from the Gascon area of France (similar to the character D’Artagnan by Dumas) and he fought many duels.

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  • He was known as a swordsman the nobleman said, boasting a little; he’d picked quarrels with certain men on her behalf, and killed them.

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  • He was known as a swordsman the nobleman said, boasting a little; he’d picked quarrels with certain men on her behalf, and killed them.

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  • He was known as a swordsman the nobleman said, boasting a little; he’d picked quarrels with certain men on her behalf, and killed them.

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  • No, by swordsman she meant someone who used a heavy broadsword in battle, slashing and hacking.

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  • The swordsman was a master of blades, not knots, but he bound the wrists and legs of the Visioness securely enough with cord drawn from the richly brocaded curtains that framed one entryway.

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  • Although neither of the combatants was known as a swordsman, épées were chosen as the weapons.

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