fistic

adjective

fist·​ic ˈfi-stik How to pronounce fistic (audio)
: of or relating to boxing or to fighting with the fists
fistic prowess

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His style is more along the lines of Floyd Mayweather Jr. — avoid contact, make the opponent look bad and win on points — which, to fans who thrive on continuous action and massive fistic exchanges, does not sit well. Bob Velin, USA TODAY, 8 Dec. 2017 Joshua has both the fistic force and the personality, a breath of fresh air for both the sport and its cadre of big men. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fistic was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Fistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fistic. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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