- a sport resembling boxing but permitting blows to be delivered with the feet as well as the hands.
Origin of savate
Examples from the Web for savate
Historical Examples of savate
Max had not expected the savate from an Englishman, and he was very glad of the warning.A Soldier of the Legion
C. N. Williamson
Savate, boxing and kicking; canne, cane (fencing expression).John Bull, Junior
“I have some acquaintance with the savate,” he said suavely.Cynthia's Chauffeur
Then his right foot rose, in the famous and deadly blow of the savate.The Blue Lights
It was with the Revolution that the rapier went out, and the savate came in.Sword and Gown
George A. Lawrence
- a form of boxing in which blows may be delivered with the feet as well as the hands
Word Origin for savate
Word Origin and History for savate
French method of fighting with the feet, 1862, from French savate, literally "a kind of shoe" (see sabotage).