fist


fist
   1. an informal unit of distance equal approximately to the hand (10 centimeters or 4 inches). The unit represents the width of a clenched fist.
   2. an informal unit of angle measure equal to 10°, which is the approximate angle subtended by a clenched fist held at arm's length (this works for both adults and children). This unit is used by amateur astronomers to estimate angular distances in the sky.

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  • Fist — fucking  Ne doit pas être confondu avec F.I.S.T.. Le fist fucking ou fisting, est une pratique sexuelle consistant à pénétrer le vagin ou le rectum de sa (ou de son) partenaire avec la main (ou plutôt le poing, fist en anglais). La sexologie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fist — [fıst] n [: Old English; Origin: fyst] 1.) the hand when it is tightly closed, so that the fingers are curled in towards the ↑palm. People close their hand in a fist when they are angry or are going to hit someone ▪ She held the money tightly in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fist — (f[i^]st), n. [OE. fist, fust, AS. f[=y]st; akin to D. vuist, OHG. f[=u]st, G. faust, and prob. to L. pugnus, Gr. pygmh fist, py x with the fist. Cf. {Pugnacious}, {Pigmy}.] 1. The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fist — Fist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fisting}.] 1. To strike with the fist. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To gripe with the fist. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fist — [ fıst ] noun count ** your hand when your fingers are closed tightly: He banged the table with his fist. clench your fist (=squeeze your fingers closed): She was clenching her fists with the pain. => CLOSE FISTED, HAND1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fist — ► NOUN ▪ a person s hand when the fingers are bent in towards the palm and held there tightly. ● make a fist of Cf. ↑make a fist of DERIVATIVES fisted adjective fistful noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • fist — [fist] n. [ME < OE fyst, akin to Ger faust (OHG fūst), prob. < IE * pṇksti < ? base * penkwe, FIVE, in sense “clenched five (fingers)”] 1. a hand with the fingers closed tightly into the palm, as for hitting; clenched hand 2. Informal a) …   English World dictionary

  • fist|y — «FIHS tee», adjective, fist|i|er, fist|i|est. = fistic. (Cf. ↑fistic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fist — O.E. fyst, from W.Gmc. *fustiz (Cf. O.S., O.H.G. fust, O.Fris. fest, M.Du. vuust, Du. vuist, Ger. Faust), from P.Gmc. *fukhstiz, probably ultimately from PIE *penkwe five (Cf. O.C.S. pesti, Rus. piasti fist ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fist of — To do (something) fairly well, not badly, etc ● fist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fist — Fist,der:⇨Wind(I,2) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme


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