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