tac-au-tac

Tac-au-tac

Tac`-au-tac"\, n. [F., fr. riposter du tac au tac to parry (where tac imitates the sound made by the steel).] (Fencing) The parry which is connected with a riposte; also, a series of quick attacks and parries in which neither fencer gains a point.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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