appel

[ uh-pel, a-pel; French a-pel ]
/ əˈpɛl, æˈpɛl; French aˈpɛl /

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.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of appel

From French; see origin at appeal
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for appel

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012