Definition of riverso in English:

riverso

(also reverso, roverso)

noun

Fencing
historical
  • A backhanded cut or stroke with a sword, rapier, etc.; = "reverse".

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Vincentio Saviolo (fl. 1595), swordsman and writer on fencing. From Italian riverso backhanded cut or stroke with a fencing weapon, specific use as noun of riverso.

Pronunciation

riverso

/rɪˈvəːsəʊ/