WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fist1 /fɪst/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. the hand closed tightly with the fingers doubled into the palm.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fist1  (fist),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the hand closed tightly, with the fingers doubled into the palm.
  2. Informal Termsthe hand.
  3. Informal Termsa person's handwriting.
  4. [Print.]index (def. 8).

v.t. 
  1. to make (one's hand) into a fist.
  2. to grasp in the fist.
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English fȳst; cognate with German Faust fist; perh. akin to five

fist2  (fīst),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. feist.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fist /fɪst/ n
  1. a hand with the fingers clenched into the palm, as for hitting
  2. Also called: fistful the quantity that can be held in a fist or hand
  3. an informal word for hand, index
vb
  1. (transitive) to hit with the fist
Etymology: Old English fӯst; related to Old Frisian fest, Old Saxon, Old High German fūst; see five



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