foin

verb
\ ˈfȯin How to pronounce foin (audio) \
foined; foining; foins

Definition of foin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

archaic
: to thrust with a pointed weapon : lunge

foin

noun

Definition of foin (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: a pass in fencing : lunge

First Known Use of foin

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foin

Verb

Middle English, from foin fork for spearing fish, from Anglo-French fuin

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