singlestick

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

single +‎ stick

Noun[edit]

singlestick (countable and uncountable, plural singlesticks)

  1. a one-handed wood stick used for fencing in place of a sword.[1]
    • 2010, Thomas A. Green, ‎Joseph R. Svinth, Martial Arts of the World
      Scottish broadsword training methods included practice with the singlestick. The singlestick is a wooden rod (usually ash) with a basket hilt. Length was usually 3 feet (just under a meter).
  2. a martial art, sport or exercise using a cudgel or backsword.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allanson-Winn, R. G. et al. (2006). Broadsword and Singlestick: With Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense. Paladin Press. ISBN 1581605129

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