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/ ˈsɛp tim /
the seventh of eight defensive positions.
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Origin of septime
1885–90; <Latin septima (positiō) seventh (position)
Words nearby septime
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Example sentences from the Web for septime
“Septime enveloppe,” a riposte by means of a twist and thrust after a parry in septime.
The “Counters of Septime and Octave” are similar to the other two but are executed in the low lines.
British Dictionary definitions for septime
/ (ˈsɛptiːm) /
the seventh of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
Word Origin for septime
C19: from Latin septimus seventh, from septem seven
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