/ (ˈfɪstˌmiːl) /
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archery a measure of the width of a hand and the extended thumb, used to calculate the approximate height of the string of a braced bow
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Word Origin for fistmele
C17: from fist + mele, variant of obsolete meal measure
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This is the ancient fistmele, an archer's measure, also used in measuring lumber.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope