Share this entry
seconde Syllabification: se·conde
Pronunciation: /səˈkänd/

Definition of seconde in English:


The second of eight standard parrying positions.
Example sentences
  • The two or seconde parry is powerful and can knock a fencer attacking in the low line off balance if you take enough blade.
  • He will attempt to beat your blade away in seconde, but your counter attack is by a back edge cut to the body.


Early 18th century: from French, feminine of second 'second'.

Definition of seconde in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources