sixte

Definitions:

  • A parry on the fencing-floor, probably at first the sixth position assumed by a swordsman after pulling his weapon from the scabbard held in his left hand. (See <em>prime, seconde, tierce, quart</em>, 2, etc.)
  • The sixth defensive position, with the <xref>sword hand</xref> held at chest height, and the tip of the sword at eye level.
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