Fist
Fist Fist (f[i^]st), n. [OE. fist, fust, AS. f[=y]st; akin to D. vuist, OHG. f[=u]st, G. faust, and prob. to L. pugnus, Gr. pygmh` fist, py`x with the fist. Cf. {Pugnacious}, {Pigmy}.] 1. The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow. [1913 Webster]

Who grasp the earth and heaven with my fist. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

2. The talons of a bird of prey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

More light than culver in the falcon's fist. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. (print.) the index mark [[hand]], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows. [1913 Webster]

{Hand over fist} (Naut.), rapidly; hand over hand. [1913 Webster]


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  • fist — [fıst] n [: Old English; Origin: fyst] 1.) the hand when it is tightly closed, so that the fingers are curled in towards the ↑palm. People close their hand in a fist when they are angry or are going to hit someone ▪ She held the money tightly in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fist — Fist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fisting}.] 1. To strike with the fist. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To gripe with the fist. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fist — O.E. fyst, from W.Gmc. *fustiz (Cf. O.S., O.H.G. fust, O.Fris. fest, M.Du. vuust, Du. vuist, Ger. Faust), from P.Gmc. *fukhstiz, probably ultimately from PIE *penkwe five (Cf. O.C.S. pesti, Rus. piasti fist ) …   Etymology dictionary

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