follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

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)
.
Origin of stoccado
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for stoccata
Historical Examples

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for stoccado

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for stoccata

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends