plural -s
: a descending cut or slash with the extreme edge of a sword delivered from the wrist

Word History


Italian stramazzone, from stramazzare to knock down, from stramazzo mat, mattress, from strame straw, litter, from Latin stramin-, stramen

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“Stramazon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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