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swordsman

[sawrdz-muh n, sohrdz-]
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noun, plural swords·men.
  1. a person who uses or is skilled in the use of a sword.
  2. a fencer.
  3. a soldier.
Also swordman.

Origin of swordsman

First recorded in 1670–80; sword + 's1 + -man
Related formsswords·man·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for swordsman

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Historical Examples

  • He did the thing skilfully: with the combined skill of swordsman and surgeon.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • But how this gentleman could have killed so notable a swordsman is more than I can understand.

  • Flor, the serf—now Florel Derikuna, swordsman at large—was in a new land.

    Millennium

    Everett B. Cole

  • I am no swordsman, and pistols are too uncertain and Frenchy for me.

  • Not likely, indeed; since it had proved fatal to the swordsman himself.

    The Ocean Waifs

    Mayne Reid


British Dictionary definitions for swordsman

swordsman

noun plural -men
  1. one who uses or is skilled in the use of a sword
Derived Formsswordsmanship, noun
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