Stickler

Definition of Stickler

Stic´kler   Pronunciation: stĭk´klẽr
n.1.One who stickles.
2.One who arbitrates a duel; a sidesman to a fencer; a second; an umpire.
Basilius, the judge, appointed sticklers and trumpets whom the others should obey.
- Sir P. Sidney.
Our former chiefs, like sticklers of the war,
First sought to inflame the parties, then to poise.
- Dryden.
3.One who pertinaciously contends for some trifling things, as a point of etiquette; an unreasonable, obstinate contender; as, a stickler for ceremony.

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