[ sawrdz-muhn, 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.

  1. a soldier.

Origin of swordsman

First recorded in 1670–80; sword + 's1 + -man

Other words from swordsman

  • swords·man·ship, noun

Words Nearby swordsman

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How to use swordsman in a sentence

  • It was as if an artist saw a young genius use a brush on canvas for a moment; a swordsman watch an unknown master of the sword.

  • FitzPatrick threw his head back proudly, answering his man at ease, as an accomplished swordsman.

    Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for swordsman


/ (ˈsɔːdzmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. one who uses or is skilled in the use of a sword

Derived forms of swordsman

  • swordsmanship, noun

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