Definition of en garde in English:

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en garde

Pronunciation: /än ˈɡärd/ Pronunciation: /äN/

Entry from US English dictionary

exclamation

Fencing
A direction to be ready to fence, taking the opening position for action.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

French en garde '(be) on guard.'.

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Syllabification: en garde

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