[sawrdz-muh n, sohrdz-]
- a person who uses or is skilled in the use of a sword.
- a fencer.
- a soldier.
Origin of swordsman
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Examples from the Web for swordsman
Instead of becoming a lawyer and community organizer, he trained as a swordsman and became a four-star general.Barack Obama’s Forgotten Founding Father in Revolutionary France
October 14, 2012
He did the thing skilfully: with the combined skill of swordsman and surgeon.Captain Blood
But how this gentleman could have killed so notable a swordsman is more than I can understand.Saint Bartholomew's Eve
G. A. Henty
Flor, the serf—now Florel Derikuna, swordsman at large—was in a new land.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
I am no swordsman, and pistols are too uncertain and Frenchy for me.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
Not likely, indeed; since it had proved fatal to the swordsman himself.The Ocean Waifs
- one who uses or is skilled in the use of a sword
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