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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 ?
De Vac he knew to be too jealous of his fame as a swordsman to permit himself to be overcome by aught but superior skill, and this day Henry felt that he could best the devil himself.
Henry III had always been accounted a good swordsman, but that day he quite outdid himself, and in his imagination was about to run the pseudo De Montfort through the heart, to the wild acclaim of his audience.
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 man is a noted swordsman and far above your strength.
On the other hand, Alleyne had used his weapons in constant exercise and practice for every day for many months, and being by nature quick of eye and prompt of hand, he might pass now as no mean swordsman.
If you be half the swordsman, U-Kal, the fame of Manataj will increase this day.
Mostly they were Japanese, and it is characteristic that from the first it was contemplated that the aeronaut should be a swordsman.
Presently, as I shall tell, the white men found in the Butteridge machine a weapon that could meet and fight the flying-machines of the Asiatic swordsman.
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.
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.
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.
cried Little John, "you are the best swordsman that ever yet I saw.