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intr.v. foined, foin·ing, foins
To thrust with a pointed weapon.
A thrust with a pointed weapon.
[Middle English foinen, from foin, a thrust, from Old French foine, pitchfork, from Latin fuscina, three-pronged fish spear.]
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a thrust or lunge with a weapon
to thrust with a weapon
[C14: probably from Old French foine, from Latin fuscina trident]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a thrust with a weapon.v.i.
2. to thrust with a weapon; lunge.
[1325–75; Middle English (v.), appar. < Old French foine fish spear < Latin fuscina]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
foin- To make a thrust or lunge with a pointed weapon.
See also related terms for thrust.
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Past participle: foined
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