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Variant of Bartitsu, used mainly after Conan Doyle (for whom it may have been a misprint).
- Bartitsu, a martial art, based on jujitsu, popular in late-Victorian England.
1903, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Empty House:
- We tottered together upon the brink of the fall. I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me.