Montanto

Signior Montanto. A master of fence rather than a soldier; a tongue-doughty knight. It is a word of fence, and hence Ben Jonson says, “Your punto, your reverso, your stoccata, your imbrocata, your passada, your montanto.(Every Man in his Humour.)’”

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