stoccado

[ stuh-kah-doh ]
/ stəˈkɑ doʊ /

noun, plural stoc·ca·dos. Archaic.

a thrust with a rapier or other pointed weapon.

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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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