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Foible

foi*ble

What Is The Definition Of Foible In Fencing?

1. This is the section of a fencing blade that is considered to be the weakest in terms of leverage. It applies to the upper third of the blade closest to the point. The foible is most commonly used for moves which require less leverage, like presses and beats.

Examples Of How Foible Is Used In Commentary

1. The fencer moves in with a beat attack, slapping her opponent’s blade away at the foible then moves in for the point.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Fencing

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