singlestick

[ sing-guh l-stik ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gəlˌstɪk /

noun

a short, heavy stick.
(formerly)
  1. a wooden stick held in one hand, used instead of a sword in fencing.
  2. fencing with such a stick.

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Origin of singlestick

First recorded in 1765–75; single + stick1
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British Dictionary definitions for singlestick

singlestick
/ (ˈsɪŋɡəlˌstɪk) /

noun

a wooden stick used instead of a sword for fencing
fencing with such a stick
any short heavy stick
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