coup de poing

[ French kooduh pwan ]
/ French kudə ˈpwɛ̃ /

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.

Origin of coup de poing

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