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n. Sports
A quick stamp of the foot used in fencing as a feint to produce an opening.

[French, from appeler, to call, from Old French apeler, to appeal; see appeal.]


(əˈpɛl; French apɛl)
1. (Fencing) a stamp of the foot, used to warn of one's intent to attack
2. (Fencing) a sharp blow with the blade made to procure an opening
[from French: challenge]


(Dutch ˈɑpəl)
(Biography) Karel (ˈkaːrəl). 1921–2006, Dutch abstract expressionist painter
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