verb (used without object), im·pinged, im·ping·ing.
verb (used with object), im·pinged, im·ping·ing.
Origin of impinge
Examples from the Web for impingement
They furnish a point of impingement in articulation, and play their part in sympathetic resonance.Resonance in Singing and Speaking|Thomas Fillebrown
The eye is created in conformity to the laws of light, to receive the rays and allow their impingement on the optic nerves.Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science|Hudson Tuttle
I cannot tell the precise spot of its impingement, but it hit him hard.Tom Clark and His Wife|Paschal Beverly Randolph
Word Origin for impinge
1530s, "fasten or fix forcibly," from Latin impingere "drive into, strike against," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pangere "to fix, fasten" (see pact). Sense of "encroach, infringe" first recorded 1738. Related: Impinged; impinging.