Parry vs Malparry - What's the difference?

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In context|fencing|lang=en terms the difference between parry and malparry

is that parry is (fencing) a simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade while malparry is (fencing) a parry that insufficiently removes the incoming blade from the target area.

As nouns the difference between parry and malparry

is that parry is a defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying while malparry is (fencing) a parry that insufficiently removes the incoming blade from the target area.

As a verb parry

is to avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

parry

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(parries)
  • A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.
  • (fencing) A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.
  • Derived terms

    * beat parry * opposition parry * yielding parry

    Verb

  • To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 28 , author=Tom Rostance , title=Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Wojciech Szczesny was then called into action twice in a minute to parry fierce drives from Djebbour and Torossidis as Arsenal's back four looked all at sea.}}

    malparry

    Noun

    (malparries)
  • (fencing) A parry that insufficiently removes the incoming blade from the target area.