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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to warn a fencer to assume the position preparatory to a match.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. Used to warn one's opponent to take a defensive position prior to the beginning of a fight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (fencing) in a defensive stance

Etymologies

French : en, on + garde, guard.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French (Wiktionary)

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