from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A feat requiring great virtuosity or strength, often deliberately undertaken for its difficulty: "In an extraordinary structural tour de force the novel maintains a dual focus” ( Julian Moynahan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A feat demonstrating brilliance or mastery in a field.
- n. An outstanding display of skill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A feat of strength, power, or skill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a masterly or brilliant feat
French : tour, turn, feat + de, of + force, strength.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French “feat of strength” circa 19th century. (Wiktionary)