plural -s
: the breadth of a fist with thumb stuck out used especially in archery to give the correct height of a string from a braced bow : about 7 inches

Word History


fist entry 1 + mele, obsolete variant of meal (measure)

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“Fistmele.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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