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pigstick

[pig-stik] /ˈpɪgˌstɪk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to hunt for wild boar, usually on horseback and using a spear.
Origin of pigstick
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; pig1 + stick1
Related forms
pigsticker, noun
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  • Tony, you must know, has developed an almost uncontrollable penchant for sheathing his pigsticker in my carcass once more.

British Dictionary definitions for pigsticker

pigsticker

/ˈpɪɡˌstɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who hunts wild boar
2.
(slang) a large sharp hunting knife

pigstick

/ˈpɪɡˌstɪk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (esp in India) to hunt and spear wild boar, esp from horseback
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