noun Fencing.

the sixth of eight defensive positions.

Origin of sixte

1880–85; < French < Latin sextus sixth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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