Definition of sixte
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of sixte
French, literally, sixth, from Latin sextus; from its being the sixth parrying position — more at sext
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