balestra

noun
ba·​les·​tra | \ bəˈlestrə \
plural -s

Definition of balestra

: a jump forward in fencing followed by a lunge

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History and Etymology for balestra

Italian, literally, crossbow, from Latin ballista

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“Balestra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balestra. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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