Complete Definition of "fist"

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Etymology
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From Old English fyst|fȳst. Cognate with w:Dutch language|Dutch vuist, w:Old High German|Old High German fūst, w:German language|German faust, and probably to w:Latin|Latin pugnus, w:Greek language|Greek fist, with the fist. Compare with pugnacious, pigmy.

Pronunciation
fĭst, /fɪst/, /<tt>fIst</tt>/
audio|en-us-fist.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪst|-ɪst

Noun
en-noun

  1. hand with the fingers clenched or curled inward

#:The boxer's fists rained down on his opponent in the last round.

  1. printing the pointing hand symbol
  2. ham radio the characteristic signaling rhythm of an individual telegraph or continuous wave|CW operator

Translations
trans-top|clenched hand
Czech: pÄst f
Dutch: vuist f
Finnish: nyrkki
French: poing m
German: Faust f
Hebrew: ××ר××£ (egrof) m
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Japanese: ken (æ³)
Kurdish: KUchar|Ùست
Latin: pugnus m
Portuguese: punho m
Russian: кÑлак (kulák) m
Slovene: pest f
Spanish: puño
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trans-top|(printing) the pointing hand symbol
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trans-top|(ham radio) the characteristic signaling rhythm
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ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: dòrn m

See also
bunch of fives

Verb
en-verb

  1. to strike with the fist

#:...may not score a point with his open hand(s), but may score a point by fisting the ball. Damian Cullen. "Running the rule." The Irish Times 18 Aug 2003, pg. 52.

  1. to fist-fuck

See also
knuckle
punch

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L4+ not in L3 POS section
trans-top|to strike with the fist
Finnish: iskeä/lyödä nyrkki|nyrkillä; nyrkkeillä (a ball)
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Related terms
tight fisted
iron fist
hand over fist
fisticuff
fistful
rule with an iron fist

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