1. [syn: singlestick, fencing stick, backsword]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Singlestick \Sin"gle*stick`\, n.
(a) In England and Scotland, a cudgel used in fencing or
fighting; a backsword.
(b) The game played with singlesticks, in which he who first
brings blood from his adversary's head is pronounced
victor; backsword; cudgeling.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a stick used instead of a sword for fencing [syn:
singlestick, fencing stick, backsword]