Dint

Definition of Dint

n.1.A blow; a stroke.
2.The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent.
Every dint a sword had beaten in it [the shield].
- Tennyson.
3.Force; power; - esp. in the phrase by dint of.
Now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel
The dint of pity.
- Shak.
It was by dint of passing strength
That he moved the massy stone at length.
- Sir W. Scott.
v. t.1.To make a mark or cavity on or in, by a blow or by pressure; to dent.
[imp. & p. p. Dinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dinting.]

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