fist, clenched fist(noun)
a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
hand with the fingers clenched or curled inward
The boxer's fists rained down on his opponent in the last round.
the pointing hand symbol u261E
the characteristic signaling rhythm of an individual telegraph or CW operator when sending Morse code
a person's characteristic handwriting
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.
To close (the hand) into a fist.
Origin: from fyst, from funstiz (compare West Frisian fûst, Dutch vuist, German Faust), from pn̥kʷ-sti 'fist' (compare Lithuanian kumste, Old Church Slavonic pęstĭ), from *pénkʷe 'five'. More at five.
the hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow
the talons of a bird of prey
the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows
to strike with the fist
to gripe with the fist
Origin: [OE. fist, fust, AS. fst; akin to D. vuist, OHG. fst, G. faust, and prob. to L. pugnus, Gr. pygmh` fist, py`x with the fist. Cf. Pugnacious, Pigmy.]
Traditional Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band, founded in Ontario, Canada in 1977.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fist, n. the closed or clenched hand.—v.t. to strike or grip with the fist.—n. Fistiā′na, anecdotes about boxing and boxers.—adj. Fist′ic (Dickens), pugilistic.—ns. Fist′icuff, a blow with the fist: (pl.) boxing, blows; Fist′-law, the law of brute force.—adj. Fist′y. [A.S. fýst; Ger. faust.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'FIST' in Nouns Frequency: #2198
The numerical value of FIST in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of FIST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
A fist-to-fist ‘handshake’ is less risky.
He's beating him in a savage way, just fist after fist.
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
An ant can't make a revolution, but a monkey can do; because it owns a fist! No real revolution is ever possible without fist.
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- юмрук, удрям с юмрукBulgarian
- punyCatalan, Valencian
- knytnæve, næveDanish
- puño, índiceSpanish
- koura, nyrkkiFinnish
- knûstWestern Frisian
- dornáil, dornIrish
- dòrnScottish Gaelic
- मुट्ठी, मुक्का मारना, घूंसा मारनाHindi
- kepalan tanganIndonesian
- kreppt hönd, hnefiIcelandic
- FauschtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- buku lima, tinju, penumbukMalay
- neve, knyttneveNorwegian
- punh, ponhOccitan
- pulso, punhoPortuguese
- pugn, puognRomansh
- песница, pesnicaSerbo-Croatian
- ngumi, ndumiSwahili
- పిడికిలి, ముష్టిTelugu
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