coup de poing

[French kooduh pwan]

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.

Nearby words

  1. coup de foudre,
  2. coup de grace,
  3. coup de grâce,
  4. coup de main,
  5. coup de maître,
  6. coup de théâtre,
  7. coup injury of brain,
  8. coup stick,
  9. coupe,
  10. couperin

Origin of coup de poing

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

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