[ pig-stik ]
/ ˈpɪgˌstɪk /

verb (used without object)

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

Origin of pigstick

First recorded in 1890–95; pig1 + stick1

Related forms

pig·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 (1 of 2)


/ (ˈpɪɡˌstɪkɪŋ) /


the sport of hunting wild boar

British Dictionary definitions for pigsticking (2 of 2)


/ (ˈpɪɡˌstɪk) /


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