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appel

[ uh-pel, a-pel; French a-pel ]
/ əˈpɛl, æˈpɛl; French aˈpɛl /
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noun, plural ap·pels [uh-pelz, a-pelz; French a-pel]. /əˈpɛlz, æˈpɛlz; French aˈpɛl/. Fencing.
a tap or stamp of the foot, formerly serving as a warning of one's intent to attack, but now also used as a feint.
a sharp stroke with the blade used for the purpose of procuring an opening.
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Origin of appel

From French; see origin at appeal
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British Dictionary definitions for appel (1 of 2)

appel
/ (əˈpɛl, French apɛl) /

noun fencing
a stamp of the foot, used to warn of one's intent to attack
a sharp blow with the blade made to procure an opening

Word Origin for appel

from French: challenge

British Dictionary definitions for appel (2 of 2)

Appel
/ (Dutch ˈɑpəl) /

noun
Karel (ˈkaːrəl). 1921–2006, Dutch abstract expressionist painter
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