Main-gauche

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Main-gauche măN`gōsh" (Ancient Armor) The dagger held in the left hand, while the rapier is held in the right; -- used to parry thrusts of the adversary's rapier.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., the left hand

Usage

In literature:

After "La Main Droite et la Main Gauche," came Halevy's opera of "Charles VI.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
A la main gauche, etc.
"The Teaching and Cultivation of the French Language in England during Tudor and Stuart Times" by Kathleen Lambley
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