[ stuh-kah-doh ]

noun,plural stoc·ca·dos.Archaic.
  1. a thrust with a rapier or other pointed weapon.

Origin of stoccado

1575–85; alteration of Italian stoccata, equivalent to stocc(o) swordpoint, dagger (<Germanic; compare Old English stocc stake) + -ata-ade1; -ado<Spanish, as in renegado
  • Also stoc·ca·ta [stuh-kah-tuh]. /stəˈkɑ tə/.

Words Nearby stoccado Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023