Definition of seconde in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈkänd/


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'.

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Syllabification: se·conde

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