[ 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.
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Also called left-hand dagger.
Origin of main gauche
<French: literally, left hand
Words nearby main gauche
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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