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Second Intention

se*cond in*ten*tion

What Is The Definition Of Second Intention In Fencing?

1. This is a type of false attack in which a fencer initiates an action without the intent to score. Instead, the fencer anticipates a response from the opponent and plans to use a second attack to actually score. The second attack is usually a counter-riposte.

Examples Of How Second Intention Is Used In Commentary

1. Smith takes a step forward as if to attack, but follows up with a balestra on the second intention for the point.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Fencing

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