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coup de poing

[ French kooduh -pwan ]
/ French kudə ˈpwɛ̃ /
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noun, plural coups de poing [French kooduh -pwan]. /French kudə ˈpwɛ̃/. Archaeology.

(no longer in technical use) a Lower Paleolithic stone hand ax, pointed or ovate in shape and having sharp cutting edges.

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Origin of coup de poing

1910–15; <French: literally, blow of the fist
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