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Alan Tomlinson

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199213818
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191726859

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A combat sport, or form of duel, played between individuals (usually one-to-one, but sometimes in teams) armed with two staves, one for attack and one for defence. The sport was popular in English rural communities of the 18th century, when bouts could be organized for stakes, and prize money could be considerable. ...

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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