balestra

[ buh-les-truh ]
/ bəˈlɛs trə /

noun Fencing.

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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