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

Examples of fistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Greene was perfect for the job, a role model whose fistic reputation shadowed him. Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, 9 Apr. 2023 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

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The first known use of fistic was in 1806

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“Fistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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