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Definition of "fist" []

  • The hand closed tightly with the fingers bent against the palm. (noun)
  • Informal A grasp; a clutch: had a fortune in their fists and let it go. (noun)
  • Printing See index. (noun)
  • To clench into a fist. (verb-transitive)
  • To grasp with the fist. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "fist" in a sentence
  • "This is a column I originally wrote for the St. Petersburg Times a few days ago, about what I called the fist pound explained 'round the world."
  • "It was like sparring for an opening in fist-fighting."
  • "June 1, 2009 at 7: 40 pm iron fist is one of best marvel has if it gets canned im going to pissed ectocooler"