sixte

sixte

[sikst]
noun Fencing.
the sixth of eight defensive positions.

Origin:
1880–85; < French < Latin sextus sixth

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sixte (sɪkst)
 
n
the sixth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
 
[from French: (the) sixth (parrying position), from Latin sextus sixth]

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