stoccado

[ stuh-kah-doh ]
/ stəˈkɑ doʊ /

noun, plural stoc·ca·dos. Archaic.

a thrust with a rapier or other pointed weapon.

Nearby words

  1. stoa,
  2. stoae,
  3. stoat,
  4. stoating,
  5. stob,
  6. stoccata,
  7. stochastic,
  8. stochastic matrix,
  9. stochastic terrorism,
  10. stochastic variable

Also stoc·ca·ta [stuh-kah-tuh] /stəˈkɑ tə/.

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

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