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1. A man who is skilled in the use of swords.
2. A fencer.

swords′man·ship′ n.


n, pl -men
(Fencing) a man who uses or is skilled in the use of a sword
ˈswordsmanˌship n


(ˈsɔrdz mən, ˈsoʊrdz-)

n., pl. -men.
1. one skilled in the use of a sword.
2. a fencer.
swords′man•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swordsman - someone skilled at fencingswordsman - someone skilled at fencing    
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)
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[ˈsɔːdzmən] N (swordsmen (pl)) → espada f, espadachín m
a good swordsmanuna buena espada


[ˈsɔːrdzmən] nbretteur msword-swallower [ˈsɔːrdswɒləʊər] navaleur/euse m/f de sabres


n pl <-men> → Schwertkämpfer m; (= fencer)Fechter m


[ˈsɔːdzmən] n (-men (pl)) → spadaccino


(soːd) noun
a weapon with a long blade that is sharp on one or both edges. He drew his sword (from its sheath) and killed the man.
ˈsword-play noun
the activity of fencing.
ˈswordsman (ˈsoːdz-) noun
a man who can fight or fence with a sword.
ˈswordtail noun
a tropical fish of fresh water, the male having a long sword-shaped tail.
cross swords
to quarrel or disagree. I try not to cross swords with my boss.
References in classic literature ?
Whereupon, this accomplished swordsman, warning all hands to stand off, once more makes a scientific dash at the mass, and with a few sidelong, desperate, lunging slicings, severs it completely in twain; so that while the short lower part is still fast, the long upper strip, called a blanket-piece, swings clear, and is all ready for lowering.
The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand be- fore; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do; and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot.
My acquaintanceship with a party to the coming contest had the effect of giving me a kind of personal interest in it; I naturally wished he might win, and it was the reverse of pleasant to learn that he probably would not, because, although he was a notable swordsman, the challenger was held to be his superior.
cried Little John, "you are the best swordsman that ever yet I saw.
I must admit that he was a magnificent swordsman, and had it not been for my greater endurance and the remarkable agility the lesser gravitation of Mars lent me I might not have been able to put up the creditable fight I did against him.
Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud-stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin-player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.
And it seems a sort of coincidence that yesterday he actually crossed swords with poor Bulmer, and could have stuck him, too, since he showed himself the better swordsman.
And what kind of a shot and what kind of a swordsman do you make of Mr.
The fellow was a marvellous swordsman and evidently in practice, while I had not gripped the hilt of a sword for ten long years before that morning.
Now will I make my vow," quoth Little John, "thou art the very best swordsman that ever mine eyes beheld.
Mostly they were Japanese, and it is characteristic that from the first it was contemplated that the aeronaut should be a swordsman.
The panthan's sword clashed against that of the noble, and in the first encounter Vas Kor knew that he faced a master swordsman.