Dent (?), n. [A variant of Dint.]

1.

A stroke; a blow.

[Obs.] "That dent of thunder." Chaucer.

2.

A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.

A blow that would have made a dent in a pound of butter. De Quincey.

 

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Dent, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dented; p. pr. & vb. n. Denting.]

To make a dent upon; to indent.

The houses dented with bullets. Macaulay.

 

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Dent, n. [F., fr. L. dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth.] Mach.

A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.

Knight.

 

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