Feinte - attacking into one line with the intention of switching to another line before the attack is completed.
Fencing Time :
Temps d'escrime - also temps d'escrime; the time required to complete a single, simple fencing action.
FIE - (Fédération Internationale d'Escrime) Federation Internationale d'Escrime, the world governing body of fencing.
Finta in tempo :
Finta in tempo lit. - "feint in time"; a feint of counter-attack that draws a counter-time parry, which is decieved.
Flèche lit. - "arrow"; an attack in which the aggressor leaps off his leading foot, attempts to make the hit, and then passes the opponent at a run.
Coup lancé, - "Bingo" a cut-like action that lands with the point, often involving some whip of the foible of the blade to "throw" the point around a block or other obstruction.
Combat à la Florentine - a fencing style where a secondary weapon or other instrument is used in the off hand.
Flying Parry or Riposte :
a parry with a backwards glide and riposte by cut-over.
Le faible de la lame - the upper, weak part of the blade.
Fleuret - a fencing weapon with rectangular cross-section blade and a small bell guard; any sword that has been buttoned to render it less dangerous for practice.
Le fort de la lame - the lower, strong part of the blade.
French Grip :
Poignée droite - a traditional hilt with a slightly curved grip and a large pommel.
Froissement - an attack that displaces the opponent's blade by a strong grazing action.
Coulé see coule'.
Coquille - the metal cup or bow that protects the hand from being hit. Also, the defensive position assumed when not attacking.
Garde - the handle of a sword, consisting of guard, grip, and pommel.
Homologué - certified for use in FIE competitions, eg. 800N clothing and maraging blades.