from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stroke; a dull-sounding blow
- v. To strike; give a blow to; knock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A blow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stroke; a blow.
- n. A malady characterized by staggering, observed particularly in yearling lambs.
- n. Palpitation.
- To strike; give a blow to; knock.
- In packing herrings, to jump upon (the head of the barrel) in order to pack it more tightly.
- To confuse by noise; stupefy.
- To beat; palpitate, as the heart.
From Middle English dunt, dynt, from Old English dynt ("dint, blow, strike, stroke, bruise, stripe, thud, the mark or noise of a blow, a bruise, noise, crash"), from Proto-Germanic *duntiz (“shock, blow”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhen- (“to beat, push”). Cognate with Swedish dialectal dunt ("stroke"). (Wiktionary)