Foin


Foin
Foin Foin, v. i. [OE. foinen, foignen; of uncertain origin; cf. dial. F. fouiner to push for eels with a spear, fr. F. fouine an eelspear, perh. fr. L. fodere to dig, thrust.] To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He stroke, he soused, he foynd, he hewed, he lashed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

They lash, they foin, they pass, they strive to bore Their corselets, and the thinnest parts explore. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.