Simple Definition of fist
: the hand with its fingers bent down into the palm
Examples of fist in a sentence
He pounded his fist on the table in anger.
She pounded on the door with both fists.
He defiantly shook his fist at the policeman.
Origin and Etymology of fist
Middle English, from Old English fȳst; akin to Old High German fūst fist, Polish pięść, and probably to Old English fīf five
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of fist
1 : to grip with the fist : handle
2 : to clench into a fist
First Known Use of fist
FIST Defined for Kids
Definition of fist for Students
: the hand with the fingers bent tight into the palm
Medical Definition of fist
: the hand clenched with the fingers doubled into the palm and the thumb doubled inward across the fingers
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