Definition of montant in English:

montant

noun

Swordsmanship Fencing
rare, historical
  • A blow or cut directed upwards.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Ben Jonson (?1573–1637), poet and playwright. From Italian montante, use as noun of montante, present participle of montare to rise.

Pronunciation

montant

/ˈmɒnt(ə)nt/