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Meaning of FEINT

Pronunciation:  feynt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any distracting maneuver (as a mock attack)
  2. [v]  deceive with a feint
 

FEINT is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: assume, feign, maneuver, manoeuvre, sham, simulate, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Feint\, a. [F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign. See
    {Feign}.]
    Feigned; counterfeit. [Obs.]
    
          Dressed up into any feint appearance of it. --Locke.
    
    
  2. \Feint\, n. [F. feinte, fr. feint. See {Feint}, a.]
    1. That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a
       pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
    
             Courtley's letter is but a feint to get off.
                                                   --Spectator.
    
    2. A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is
       intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in
       fencing, boxing, war, etc.
    
    
  3. \Feint\, v. i.
    To make a feint, or mock attack.
    
    
 
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