stoccado

stoccado

[stuh-kah-doh]
noun, plural stoccados. Archaic.
a thrust with a rapier or other pointed weapon.
Also, stoccata [stuh-kah-tuh] .


Origin:
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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