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balestra

[buh-les-truh] /bəˈlɛs trə/
noun, Fencing.
1.
a jump toward the opponent followed immediately by a lunge.
Origin of balestra
< Italian: literally, crossbow < Late Latin ballistra, variant of Latin ballista ballista
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