left-hand dagger


Nearby words

  1. left-field,
  2. left-footed,
  3. left-footer,
  4. left-hand,
  5. left-hand buoy,
  6. left-handed,
  7. left-handed compliment,
  8. left-handedness,
  9. left-hander,
  10. left-laid

main gauche

[ French man gohsh ]
/ French mɛ̃ ˈgoʊʃ /


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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