fist

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1fist

noun \ˈfist\

: the hand with its fingers bent down into the palm

Full Definition of FIST

1
:  the hand clenched with the fingers doubled into the palm and the thumb doubled inward across the fingers
2
:  the hand closed as in grasping :  clutch
3
:  index 5

Examples of FIST

  1. He pounded his fist on the table in anger.
  2. She pounded on the door with both fists.
  3. He defiantly shook his fist at the policeman.

Origin 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

2fist

verb

Definition of FIST

transitive verb
1
:  to grip with the fist :  handle
2
:  to clench into a fist

First Known Use of FIST

1607

fist

noun \ˈfist\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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