Fist

Definition of Fist

Pronunciation: fĭst
n.1.The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.
Who grasp the earth and heaven with my fist.
- Herbert.
2.The talons of a bird of prey.
More light than culver in the falcon's fist.
- Spenser.
3.(print.) the index mark [ ], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.
Hand over fist
(Naut.) rapidly; hand over hand.
v. t.1.To strike with the fist.
[imp. & p. p. Fisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fisting.]
2.To gripe with the fist.

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