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(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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|Noun||1.||fistmele - 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)|
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