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savate

[ suh-vat ]
/ səˈvæt /
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noun

a sport resembling boxing but permitting blows to be delivered with the feet as well as the hands.

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Origin of savate

1860–65; <French: literally, old shoe. See sabot
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savate
/ (səˈvæt) /

noun

a form of boxing in which blows may be delivered with the feet as well as the hands

Word Origin for savate

C19: from French, literally: old worn-out shoe; related to sabot
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