sixte

noun
\ ˈsikst \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for sixte

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

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“Sixte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sixte. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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