savate

noun
sa·​vate | \ sə-ˈvät How to pronounce savate (audio) , sa-, -ˈvat \

Definition of savate

: a form of boxing in which blows are delivered with either the hands or the feet

First Known Use of savate

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for savate

French, literally, old shoe

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“Savate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/savate. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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