Definition of pig-sticker in English:



  • 1A person who hunts wild boar with a spear, typically on horseback.

    ‘the pig-sticker was the dealer in ham in the market’
    • ‘The same is true of the world's most famous knife which, all due respect to the late Mr. Bowie notwithstanding, is a hollow-handle, saw-tooth pigsticker made by the late Jimmy Lile.’
    • ‘The first is a heavy mortise chisel, of the variety affectionately called a ‘pigsticker’.’
    • ‘I have a dog, and a nice sharp pigsticker just in case I come across someone with the case of the stupids.’
    • ‘When spearfishing I carry the pigsticker on the leg.’
    • ‘You'll be able to do more serious prying with the western pigsticker.’
  • 2A long sharp knife or other weapon.

    ‘she was pretty handy with a pig-sticker’