swords·​man | \ ˈsȯrdz-mən How to pronounce swordsman (audio) \

Definition of swordsman

1 : one skilled in swordplay especially : a saber fencer
2 archaic : a soldier armed with a sword

Examples of swordsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Filling out the other lead roles are Mackenyu as the swordsman Zoro, Emily Rudd (Fear Street) as Nami the navigator, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as the chef Sanji. Christian Holub, EW.com, 6 June 2022 In the 1800s, when China and Britain are on the brink of the Opium War, a swordsman’s daughter falsely accused of murder joins a band of pirates. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 7 Apr. 2022 The public first got a whiff of the exploits of the seductive swordsman in 1897, in a play that bears his name and has been retold on stage and screen scores of time ever since. Mike Hammer, SPIN, 24 Feb. 2022 But a Dream follows an undertaker who accidentally awakens the ghosts of an ancient swordsman and the recently deceased warrior who saved his village. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 18 Feb. 2022 Korean cast includes Yoo Hae-jin (the undertaker), Kim Ok-vin (White Marten), and Park Jeong-min (the swordsman). Todd Spangler, Variety, 17 Feb. 2022 Giving Jack basically the same name, and making him something of a swordsman himself (who handily takes out a bunch of Tracksuit bros), was nerd-bait (or nerd-bait-and-switch). Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 22 Dec. 2021 The gang is rounded out with Jigen, a gangster gunman, and Goemon, a slick swordsman. Tres Dean, Vulture, 24 Nov. 2021 Those superlatives are on full display once more in the second season trailer as Cavill’s yellow-eyed swordsman, Geralt of Rivia, faces off against giant bats, tree monsters and fire-throwing witch men. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of swordsman

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jun 2022

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“Swordsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swordsman. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for swordsman


swords·​man | \ ˈsȯrdz-mən How to pronounce swordsman (audio) \
plural swordsmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of swordsman

: a person who fights with a sword

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