Hand over fist(Naut.), rapidly; hand over hand.

(Fist), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fisting.]

1. To strike with the fist. Dryden.

2. To gripe with the fist. [Obs.] Shak.

(Fist"ic) a. [From Fist.] Pertaining to boxing, or to encounters with the fists; puglistic; as, fistic exploits; fistic heroes. [Colloq.]

(Fist"i*cuff) n. A cuff or blow with the fist or hand; (pl.) a fight with the fists; boxing. Swift.

(Fis"ti*nut) n. [Cf. Fr. fistinq, fistuq. See Pistachio.] A pistachio nut. [Obs.] Johnson.

(||Fis*tu"ca) n. [L.] An instrument used by the ancients in driving piles.

(||Fis"tu*la) n.; pl. Fistulæ [L.]

1. A reed; a pipe.

2. A pipe for convejing water. [Obs.] Knight.

3. (Med.) A permanent abnormal opening into the soft parts with a constant discharge; a deep, narrow, chronic abscess; an abnormal opening between an internal cavity and another cavity or the surface; as, a salivary fistula; an anal fistula; a recto-vaginal fistula.

Incomplete fistula(Med.), a fistula open at one end only.

(Fis"tu*lar) a. [L. fistularis: cf. F. fistulaire.] Hollow and cylindrical, like a pipe or reed. Johnson.

(||Fis`tu*la"ri*a) n. [NL., fr. L. fistula pipe.] (Zoöl.) A genus of fishes, having the head prolonged into a tube, with the mouth at the extremity.

(Fis`tu*la"ri*oid) a. [Fistularia + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the genus Fistularia.

(Fis"tu*late) v. t. & i. [Cf. L. fistulatus furnished with pipes.] To make hollow or become hollow like a fistula, or pipe. [Obs.] "A fistulated ulcer." Fuller.

(Fis"tule) n. A fistula.

(Fist) n. [OE. fist, fust, AS. fyst; akin to D. vuist, OHG. fust, G. faust, and prob. to L. pugnus, Gr. pygmh` fist, py`x with the fist. Cf. Pugnacious, Pigmy.]

1. The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.

Who grasp the earth and heaven with my fist.

2. The talons of a bird of prey. [Obs.]

More light than culver in the falcon's fist.

3. (print.) the index mark [], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.

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