Main-gauche meaning

(historical) 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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(music) In musical notation, an instruction for the pianist to use the left hand.
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(weaponry) A type of parrying dagger.
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Origin of main-gauche

  • From the French main (hand) and gauche (left).

    From Wiktionary

  • French, left hand.

    From Wiktionary