a dagger of the 16th and 17th centuries, held in the left hand in dueling and used to parry the sword of an opponent.
- Also called left-hand dagger.
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How to use main gauche in a sentence
The Main-gauche is also of the dagger order, but has a broad knuckle-guard and long straight quillons.Armour & Weapons | Charles John Ffoulkes
I shall still be a Duke, and you—la Duchesse de la main gauche.The Princess Dehra | John Reed Scott
Il est debout, digne, la main gauche sur la poigne de son sabre recourbe; la droite tient une masse d'armes.