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1. A one-handed fencing stick fitted with a hand guard.
2. The art, sport, or exercise of fencing with such a stick.
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1. (Fencing) a wooden stick used instead of a sword for fencing
2. (Fencing) fencing with such a stick
3. any short heavy stick
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(ˈsɪŋ gəlˌstɪk)

a wooden stick held in one hand, used instead of a sword in fencing.
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Noun1.singlestick - a stick used instead of a sword for fencingsinglestick - a stick used instead of a sword for fencing
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
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