Webster 1913 Edition
feint, p. p. of
feindreto feign. See
Dressed up into any
feintappearance of it.
That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
Courtley’s letter is but a
feintto get off.
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.
To make a feint, or mock attack.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.An assumed or false appearance; a pretense of doing something not intended to be done.
Courtley's letter is but a feint to get off.
2.A mock attack; an appearance of aiming at one part when another is intended to be struck. In fencing, a show of making a thrust at one part, to deceive an antagonist, when the intention is to strike another part.