superior force, especially military force, when presented as a threat: The country showed its mailed fist in negotiations.
brutal or naked power, especially coercive force: the mailed fist hidden in the velvet glove.
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Origin of mailed fist
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby mailed fist
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