What does the word feint mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  3. In that instance the naval feint was used strategically, and apparently with conspicuous effect. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
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