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en garde(äN gärd′)
Used to warn a fencer to assume the position preparatory to a match.
[French : en, on + garde, guard.]
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en garde(ɑ̃ ɡard)
(Fencing) on guard; a call to a fencer to adopt a defensive stance in readiness for an attack or bout
(Fencing) (of a fencer) in such a stance
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en garde(ɑn ˈgɑrd, ɑ̃)
(used as a direct call to fencers to assume the prescribed position preparatory to action.)
[< French: on guard]
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A French phrase meaning on guard, used especially in fencing to warn fencers to be ready to begin a bout.
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|Adj.||1.||en garde - (fencing) in a defensive stance|
defensive - intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"
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