flying parry

noun

Definition of flying parry

in fencing
: a backward glide on an opponent's blade in the high line followed by a cutover return made to either the high or low line

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“Flying parry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20parry. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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