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swordplay

[sawrd-pley, sohrd-] /ˈsɔrdˌpleɪ, ˈsoʊrd-/
noun
1.
the action or technique of wielding a sword; fencing.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; sword + play
Related forms
swordplayer, noun
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  • However, many pirates did train in swordplay and firing weapons, so they weren't incompetent.
British Dictionary definitions for swordplay

swordplay

/ˈsɔːdˌpleɪ/
noun
1.
the action or art of fighting with a sword
2.
verbal sparring
Derived Forms
swordplayer, noun
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Word Origin and History for swordplay
n.

Old English sweordplege; see sword + play (n.).

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