- n. historical The dagger held in the left hand, while the rapier is held in the right; used to parry thrusts of the adversary's rapier.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Ancient Armor) The dagger held in the left hand, while the rapier is held in the right; -- used to parry thrusts of the adversary's rapier.
- French, left hand. (Wiktionary)
“Heaving a great sigh, Caramon followed, sheathing his main-gauche but leaving his broadsword out, ready for action.”
“Cara-mon stood with his arms folded across his chest, the hilt of his sword jutting up over his back, the main-gauche sitting at his hip.”
“He struck down one of the thieves standing over Earwig with the bastard sword as he stabbed the other through the stomach with the main-gauche.”
“Caramon dodged behind a huge oak, quietly drawing the large bastard sword and the smaller, heavy main-gauche.”
“The other swords were smaller: an old, worn broadsword with a counterweight at the bottom and a main-gauche ” a one and a half foot long parrying dagger with a large basket hilt and wide blade.”
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