from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To thrust with a pointed weapon.
- n. A thrust with a pointed weapon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To thrust with a sword; to stab at.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The beech marten (Mustela foina). See marten.
- n. A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.
- intransitive v. To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge.
- transitive v. To prick; to st?ng.
- n. A pass in fencing; a lunge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To thrust with a weapon; push, as in fencing; lot drive.
- To thrust through with a weapon; pierce; stab.
- n. A thrust; a push.
- n. A name of the beech-marten, Mustela foina.
- n. The dressed fur of the same animal.
Middle English foinen, from foin, a thrust, from Old French foine, pitchfork, from Latin fuscina, three-pronged fish spear.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French foene, from Latin fuscina ("trident"). (Wiktionary)