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swordcraft

[ sawrd-kraft, -krahft, sohrd- ]
/ ˈsɔrdˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈsoʊrd- /
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noun

skill in or the art of swordplay.
military skill or power.

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Origin of swordcraft

First recorded in 1850–55; sword + craft
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  • 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
  • They learn to tremble as little at priestcraft as at swordcraft, having acquired something of each.

  • Captain Amber was my teacher in other things than swordcraft.

    Marjorie|Justin Huntly McCarthy

British Dictionary definitions for swordcraft

swordcraft
/ (ˈsɔːdˌkrɑːft) /

noun

the art of using a sword
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