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Definition of "dint" []

  • Force or effort; power: succeeded by dint of hard work. (noun)
  • A dent. (noun)
  • To put a dent in. (verb-transitive)
  • To impress or drive in forcibly. (verb-transitive)
  • A blow or a mark made by a blow (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To mark with dints (verb)

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Use "dint" in a sentence
  • "He scarce scrupled a penny after I gave him leave to try a sword dint upon it."
  • "Such was his strength that none against whom he laid lance in rest could keep the saddle, and no shield was proof against his sword dint; but for his courtesy even more than for his courage and strength,"
  • "Such was his strength that none against whom he had lain lance in rest could keep the saddle, and no shield was proof against his sword dint; but for his courtesy even more than for his courage and strength, Sir"