fistmele

/ (ˈfɪstˌmiːl) /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. fistful,
  2. fistiana,
  3. fistic,
  4. fisticuff,
  5. fisticuffs,
  6. fistnote,
  7. fistula,
  8. fistulation,
  9. fistulectomy,
  10. fistulize

Word Origin for fistmele

C17: from fist + mele, variant of obsolete meal measure

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