- 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.]
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.