verb (used without object)

to hunt for wild boar, usually on horseback and using a spear.

Nearby words

  1. pigs,
  2. pigs in blankets,
  3. pigs' feet,
  4. pigskin,
  5. pigsney,
  6. pigsticker,
  7. pigsticking,
  8. pigsty,
  9. pigswill,
  10. pigtail

Origin of pigstick

First recorded in 1890–95; pig1 + stick1

Related formspig·stick·er, noun

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Examples from the Web for pigsticking

  • Pigsticking is not at all difficult; and I hear that you are a good rider.

    The Jungle Girl|Gordon Casserly
  • Pigsticking law awards the trophy to the rider whose spear first inflicts a wound on the boar.

    The Jungle Girl|Gordon Casserly

British Dictionary definitions for pigsticking



the sport of hunting wild boar



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