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sixte

[sikst] /sɪkst/
noun, Fencing.
1.
the sixth of eight defensive positions.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French < Latin sextus sixth
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sixte

/sɪkst/
noun
1.
the sixth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
Word Origin
from French: (the) sixth (parrying position), from Latin sextus sixth
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