singlestick [sing-guh l-stik] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a short, heavy stick. (formerly)
- a wooden held in one hand, used instead of a sword in fencing.
- fencing with such a .
Origin of singlestick First recorded in 1765–75;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for singlestick Historical Examples of singlestick
I am fairly good at fence, and excellent as any at singlestick.
S. R. Crockett
The knowledge of singlestick and quarterstaff still lingered, in the country parts of England.
G. A. Henty
When this was finished he very often played a bout of singlestick, or underwent some other severe muscular exertion.
Thou art a deft hand at quarterstaff and singlestick, though, and I doubt not that thy hands can guard thy head.
G. A. Henty
George Fairburn had ever been an adept at all school games, and had spent many a leisure hour at singlestick.
Herbert Strang and Richard Stead
British Dictionary definitions for singlestick singlestick noun a wooden stick used instead of a sword for fencing fencing with such a stick any short heavy stick Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012