Feint

Adjective

  • (fencing, boxing, war) (of an attack) directed toward a different part from the intended strike
  • (obsolete) Feigned; counterfeit.

Noun

  • (fencing, boxing, war) An offensive movement resembling an attack in all but its continuance
  • That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
  • A movement made to confuse the opponent, a dummy
  • The narrowest rule used in the production of lined writing paper (C19: Variant of FAINT)

Verb

  • To make a feint, or mock attack.

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