What does the word feint mean?

Usage examples for feint

  1. 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
  2. In that instance the naval feint was used strategically, and apparently with conspicuous effect. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett