Definition of botte secrète in US English:

botte secrète

(also botte secret)

noun

Fencing
rare, historical
  • A concealed or surprise attack; a thrust which is believed to be difficult or impossible to parry.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Musical World. From French botte secrète from botte + secrète, feminine of secret, after Italian botta segreta.

Pronunciation

botte secrète

/bɒt səˈkrɛt/