foin

[foin]Archaic.
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noun

a thrust with a weapon.

verb (used without object)

to thrust with a weapon; lunge.

Nearby words

  1. foie gras,
  2. foil,
  3. foilborne,
  4. foiled,
  5. foilsman,
  6. foism,
  7. foison,
  8. foist,
  9. foix,
  10. fokine

Origin of foin

1325–75; Middle English (v.), apparently < Old French foine fish spear < Latin fuscina

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British Dictionary definitions for foin

foin

noun

a thrust or lunge with a weapon

verb

to thrust with a weapon

Word Origin for foin

C14: probably from Old French foine, from Latin fuscina trident

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