Definitions

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  • n. The dagger held in the left hand, while the rapier is held in the right; used to parry thrusts of the adversary's rapier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dagger held in the left hand, while the rapier is held in the right; -- used to parry thrusts of the adversary's rapier.

Etymologies

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French, left hand.

Examples

  • Heaving a great sigh, Caramon followed, sheathing his main-gauche but leaving his broadsword out, ready for action.

    Brothers Majere

  • 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.

    Brothers Majere

  • 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.

    Brothers Majere

  • Caramon dodged behind a huge oak, quietly drawing the large bastard sword and the smaller, heavy main-gauche.

    Brothers Majere

  • 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.

    Brothers Majere

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