Imbrocata

in fencing, is a thrust over the arm. (Italian.)

“If your enemie bee cunning and skilfull, never stand about giving any foine or imbrocata, but this thrust or stoccata alone, neither it also [never attempt] unlesse you be sure to hit him.” —Saviolo: Practise of the Duello (1595).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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