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swordcraft

[sawrd-kraft, -krahft, sohrd-] /ˈsɔrdˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈsoʊrd-/
noun
1.
skill in or the art of swordplay.
2.
military skill or power.
Origin of swordcraft
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; sword + craft
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  • Captain Amber was my teacher in other things than swordcraft.

    Marjorie Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • They learn to tremble as little at priestcraft as at swordcraft, having acquired something of each.

  • Of how to use it I knew nothing, unless many bouts at single-stick with Jack should be some sort of apprenticeship in swordcraft.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
British Dictionary definitions for swordcraft

swordcraft

/ˈsɔːdˌkrɑːft/
noun
1.
the art of using a sword
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