feint

Part of speech: verb

To make a feint.

Part of speech: noun

An appearance assumed to mislead; a deceptive movement; pretended attack. .

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Usage examples "feint":

  1. Pat returned with a feint at his foe's head, but came down with terrible force on the inside of his right knee. - "The Settler and the Savage", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. I made a feint of holding my roll of verses nearer the lamp at my right hand, summoned traitor memory to return, and began: " Hail!" - "The Blunders of a Bashful Man", Metta Victoria Fuller Victor.
  3. In that instance the naval feint was used strategically, and apparently with conspicuous effect. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.