foin

[ foin ]
/ fɔɪn /
Archaic.

noun

a thrust with a weapon.

verb (used without object)

to thrust with a weapon; lunge.

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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
/ (fɔɪn) archaic /

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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