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verb (used without object)
  1. to hunt for wild boar, usually on horseback and using a spear.

Origin of pigstick

First recorded in 1890–95; pig1 + stick1
Related formspig·stick·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Tony, you must know, has developed an almost uncontrollable penchant for sheathing his pigsticker in my carcass once more.

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British Dictionary definitions for pigsticker


  1. a person who hunts wild boar
  2. slang a large sharp hunting knife


  1. (intr) (esp in India) to hunt and spear wild boar, esp from horseback
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