Feint (?), a. [F. feint, p.p. of feindre to feign. See Feign.]

Feigned; counterfeit.

[Obs.]

Dressed up into any feint appearance of it. Locke.

 

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Feint, n. [F. feinte, fr. feint. See Feint, a.]

1.

That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.

Courtley's letter is but a feint to get off. Spectator.

2.

A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc.

 

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Feint, v. i.

To make a feint, or mock attack.

 

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