noun see swordplay

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Swordplayer — Sword play er, n. A fencer; a gladiator; one who exhibits his skill in the use of the sword. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swordplayer — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: swordplay + er archaic : one skilled in swordplay * * * swordˈplayer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑sword …   Useful english dictionary

  • swordplay — swordplayer, n. /sawrd play , sohrd /, n. the action or technique of wielding a sword; fencing. [1620 30; SWORD + PLAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gladiator — Glad i*a tor, n. [L., fr. gladius sword. See {Glaive}.] 1. Originally, a swordplayer; hence, one who fought with weapons in public, either on the occasion of a funeral ceremony, or in the arena, for public amusement. [1913 Webster] 2. One who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swordplay — noun Date: 1602 1. the art or skill of wielding a sword especially in fencing 2. an exhibition of swordplay • swordplayer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belligerent — Synonyms and related words: acrid, aggressive, antagonist, antagonistic, antipathetic, ardent, argumental, argumentative, attacking, battler, battling, bellicose, belted knight, bickerer, bickering, bitter, blade, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bickerer — Synonyms and related words: battler, belligerent, belted knight, blade, bravo, brawler, bully, bullyboy, combatant, competitor, contender, contestant, disputant, duelist, enforcer, fencer, feuder, fighter, fighting cock, foilsman, gamecock,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • brawler — Synonyms and related words: agitator, battler, belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, bitter ender, blade, bravo, bully, bullyboy, combatant, competitor, contender, contestant, defendant, diehard, disputant, dissentient, dissident, duelist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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