- a thrust with a weapon.
- to thrust with a weapon; lunge.
Origin of foin
1325–75; Middle English (v.), apparently < Old French foine fish spear < Latin fuscina
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Examples from the Web for foin
But on the other side, above Athenry, 'tis there ye'll see the foin shootin'.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Rue du Foin runs where hay was once made in the fields of the palace park.Historic Paris
Jetta S. Wolff
They cut, thrust, and foin as fiercely as fifty Francalanzas, and are continually shouting on Saint George.
And then king Arthur smote Sir Mordred under the shield, with a foin of his spear throughout the body more than a fathom.
The rumor came back to his own district that he was "talkin' foin," and many of his friends there turned out to hear him.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him
Paul Leicester Ford
- a thrust or lunge with a weapon
- to thrust with a weapon
C14: probably from Old French foine, from Latin fuscina trident