from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sixth defensive position, with the sword hand held at chest height, and the tip of the sword at eye level.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A parry on the fencing-floor, probably at first the sixth position assumed by a swordsman after pulling his weapon from the scabbard held in his left hand. (See prime, seconde, tierce, quart, 2, etc.)


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