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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)


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