feint

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1feint

noun \ˈfānt\

sports : a quick movement that you make to trick an opponent

Full Definition of FEINT

:  something feigned; specifically :  a mock blow or attack on or toward one part in order to distract attention from the point one really intends to attack

Examples of FEINT

  1. The boxer made a feint with his right, then followed with a left hook.

Origin of FEINT

French feinte, from Old French, from feint, past participle of feindre
First Known Use: 1644

Other Combat Sports Terms

foil, riposte, welter

Rhymes with FEINT

2feint

verb

sports : to pretend to make an attack as a trick to fool your opponent : to make a feint

Full Definition of FEINT

intransitive verb
:  to make a feint
transitive verb
1
:  to lure or deceive with a feint
2
:  to make a pretense of

Examples of FEINT

  1. He feinted with his right, then followed with a left hook.

First Known Use of FEINT

1741

Other Combat Sports Terms

foil, riposte, welter

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