• To make a feint, or mock attack.


  • feigned; counterfeit.
  • (of an attack) directed toward a different part from the intended strike


  • A movement made to confuse the opponent; a dummy.
  • Something feigned; an false or pretend appearance; a pretense or stratagem.
  • An offensive movement resembling an attack in all but its continuance.
  • The narrowest rule used in the production of lined writing paper.


  • Borrowed from French feint ("pretended"), from Old French feindre ("to feign").
  • C19: Variant of faint.

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