[French man gohsh]
- a dagger of the 16th and 17th centuries, held in the left hand in dueling and used to parry the sword of an opponent.
Origin of main gauche
< French: literally, left hand
Also called left-hand dagger.
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The Main-gauche is also of the dagger order, but has a broad knuckle-guard and long straight quillons.Armour & Weapons
Charles John Ffoulkes