lefthand dagger

left-hand dagger

noun
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main gauche

[French man gohsh]
noun
a dagger of the 16th and 17th centuries, held in the left hand in dueling and used to parry the sword of an opponent.
Also called left-hand dagger.


Origin:
< French: literally, left hand

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