pas-d'âne

noun
\ päˈdän \
plural pas-d'âne

Definition of pas-d'âne

: a ring-shaped guard on each side of the blade in rapiers of the 16th and 17th centuries

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History and Etymology for pas-d'âne

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 4 Dec. 2021.

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