sixte

[sikst]
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noun Fencing.

the sixth of eight defensive positions.

Origin of sixte

1880–85; < French < Latin sextus sixth
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sixte

noun

the sixth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing

Word Origin for sixte

from French: (the) sixth (parrying position), from Latin sextus sixth
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