plural -s
: a fencing parry or guard position defending the upper outside right target in which the hand is to the right at breast height in a position of supination and the tip of the blade is directed at the opponent's eyes compare tierce

Word History


French, literally, sixth, from Latin sextus; from its being the sixth parrying position

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“Sixte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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