[si-kond; French suh-gawnd]
- the second of the eight defensive positions.
Origin of seconde
1680–90; < French, feminine of second second1
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Examples from the Web for seconde
Than quod the seconde: I wolde haue the breste and harte: for there lyeth her loue.
The seconde, to swere not in vayn by hym nor none of his creatures.
For 'the seconde wanhope,' we should read 'the same wanhope.'
Du Bartas began the publication of the Seconde Semaine in 1584.
Belgian Archives, Compte Rendu de la commission royale d'histoire, seconde srie, ix.History of the Rise of the Huguenots
- the second of eight positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
C18: from French seconde parade the second parry
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