fistmele


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fistmele

(ˈfɪstˌmiːl)
n
(Archery) archery a measure of the width of a hand and the extended thumb, used to calculate the approximate height of the string of a braced bow
[C17: from fist + mele, variant of obsolete meal measure]
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Noun1.fistmele - about seven inchesfistmele - about seven inches; the breadth of a fist with the thumb stuck out (used especially in archery to give the correct distance of the string from the bow)
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
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To prove I'm not making up the part about the Old World archers, all ye have to do is look up the medieval word fistmele.
Brace height, or fistmele, is the distance between bow handle and string, measured from the same point each time, adjusted by adding or removing string twists.
In order to gain best arrow flight, longbows and recurves require tuning, which means matched arrow, correct fistmele (brace height), and proper nock set location.