Fist (fĭst), n. [OE.
fist, fust, AS. fȳst; akin to D.
vuist, OHG. fūst, G. faust, and prob. to
L. pugnus, Gr. pygmh` fist, py`x with
the fist. Cf. Pugnacious, Pigmy.] 1.
The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed
hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a
Who grasp the earth and heaven with my
2. The talons of a bird of prey.
More light than culver in the falcon's
3. (print.) the index mark [☞],
used to direct special attention to the passage which
Hand over fist (Naut.), rapidly; hand
Fist, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Fisted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Fisting.] 1. To strike with the
2. To gripe with the fist. [Obs.]