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seconde

[si-kond; French suh-gawnd] /sɪˈkɒnd; French səˈgɔ̃d/
noun, plural secondes
[si-kondz; French suh-gawnd] /sɪˈkɒndz; French səˈgɔ̃d/ (Show IPA).
Fencing.
1.
the second of the eight defensive positions.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < French, feminine of second second1
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seconde

/sɪˈkɒnd; French səɡɔ̃d/
noun
1.
the second of eight positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
Word Origin
C18: from French seconde parade the second parry
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