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en garde

 (äN gärd′)
interj.
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)
interj
(Fencing) on guard; a call to a fencer to adopt a defensive stance in readiness for an attack or bout
adj
(Fencing) (of a fencer) in such a stance
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en garde

(ɑn ˈgɑrd, ɑ̃)

interj.
(used as a direct call to fencers to assume the prescribed position preparatory to action.)
[< French: on guard]
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en garde

A French phrase meaning on guard, used especially in fencing to warn fencers to be ready to begin a bout.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Translations

en garde

interjen garde
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