En Garde Definition

äɴ gärd
On guard: a direction to fencers.
Webster's New World
Used to warn a fencer to assume the position preparatory to a match.
American Heritage
The opening position from which one may either attack or defend.
Webster's New World

Origin of En Garde

  • French en on garde guard

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French

    From Wiktionary

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