• IPA: /ˈpæɹi/

parry (parries, present participle parrying; past and past participle parried)

  1. To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).
Translations Noun

parry (plural parries)

  1. A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.
  2. (fencing) A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.
  3. (combat sports and martial arts) A defensive move intended to change the direction of an incoming strike to make it miss its intended target, rather than block and absorb it; and typically performed with an open hand in a downward or sideways slapping motion.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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