noun (plural coups de grâce pronunc. same)
1A final blow or shot given to kill a wounded person or animal: he administered the coup de grâce with a knife
More example sentences
- Of course, the final coup de grace will be my roommate.
- This is the coup de grace, my shot heard around the world, my crowning glory.
- The final coup de grâce here, along with jiggling jello and super-fake cakes, is a self-serve soft ice cream dispenser..
late 17th century: French, literally 'stroke of grace'.