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stoccado

[stuh-kah-doh] /stəˈkɑ doʊ/
noun, plural stoccados. Archaic.
1.
a thrust with a rapier or other pointed weapon.
Also, stoccata
[stuh-kah-tuh] /stəˈkɑ tə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; alteration of Italian stoccata, equivalent to stocc(o) swordpoint, dagger (< Germanic; compare Old English stocc stake) + -ata -ade1; -ado < Spanish, as in renegado
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