American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used to warn a fencer to assume the position preparatory to a match.
- interj. fencing Used to warn one's opponent to take a defensive position prior to the beginning of a fight.
- adj. (fencing) in a defensive stance
- French (Wiktionary)
- French : en, on + garde, guard. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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