swordsman

noun swords·man \ ˈsȯrdz-mən \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of swordsman

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

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First Known Use of swordsman

1657

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SWORDSMAN Defined for English Language Learners

swordsman

Definition of swordsman for English Language Learners

  • : a person who fights with a sword


SWORDSMAN Defined for Kids

swordsman

noun swords·man \ ˈsȯrdz-mən \

Definition of swordsman for Students

plural swordsmen \-mən\
: a person who fights with a sword

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