Entry from US English dictionary
A direction to be ready to fence, taking the opening position for action.
- I was hoping for a rematch against you - en garde!
- Following salutes the referee yells ‘en garde’ and each participant lowers his mask and prepares for the bout to begin
- He yells ‘En Garde!’ and lunges at me.
French en garde '(be) on guard.'.
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Syllabification: en garde
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