fist n : a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting) [syn: clenched fist]
EtymologyFrom Old English fȳst. Cognate with Dutch vuist, Old High German fūst, German faust, and probably to Latin pugnus, Greek fist, with the fist. Compare with pugnacious, pigmy.
- fĭst, /fɪst/, /fIst/
- Rhymes: -ɪst
(printing) the pointing hand symbol
(ham radio) the characteristic signaling rhythm
- to strike with the fist
- ...may not score a point with his open hand(s), but may score a point by fisting the ball. Damian Cullen. "Running the rule." The Irish Times 18 Aug 2003, pg. 52.
- to fist-fuck
to strike with the fist
- F.I.S.T., a 1978 film
- Fisting, the act of the inserting fingers or the whole hand in a vagina or rectum for sexual pleasure.
- "fist", the individual characteristics of a telegraph operator's style striking the telegraph key
- FIST, the acronym for the British Army Future Integrated Soldier Technology programme
- FIST is used as an acronym for Fire Support Team in the US Military.
- Faust, a figure in German lore
- Fantasy Interactive Scenarios by Telephone - An premium-rate interactive telephone game based on the Fighting Fantasy novels.
- Fighters' Initiative for Support and Training - an organization to help ex-boxers find jobs and receive health insurance.
- Final Integrated System Tests - the final phase of testing of a spacecraft, after environmental testing, and before departure to the launch site.
fist in Spanish: Puño
fist in Japanese: 拳
fist in Dutch: Vuist
fist in Portuguese: Punho
fist in Russian: Кулак (рука)
fist in Vietnamese: Nắm đấm
fist in Yiddish: פויסט
fist in Tagalog: Kamao
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