Definition of punta riversa in English:

punta riversa

(also punta reversa, punto riverso)

Pronunciation /ˌpʊntə rɪˈvɛːsə/


historical Fencing
  • A thrust made with the point of the sword and typically delivered from the executant's left side with the palm up.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Vincentio Saviolo (fl. 1595), swordsman and writer on fencing. From Italian punta point + riversa, feminine of riverso reversed (from classical Latin reversus).