pas-d'âne

noun

päˈdän
plural pas-d'âne
: a ring-shaped guard on each side of the blade in rapiers of the 16th and 17th centuries

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, ass's step

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“Pas-d'âne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pas-d%27%C3%A2ne. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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