Definition of Fistmele

1. Noun. About seven inches; the breadth of a fist with the thumb stuck out (used especially in archery to give the correct distance of the string from the bow).

Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit



Definition of Fistmele

1. Noun. (context: archery) A traditional unit of distance equal to the width of a clenched fist with the thumb extended (approx. 6½ inches or 16½ centimetres). ¹

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Definition of Fistmele

1. a measure of length equal to the breadth of a fist [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fistmele

fistic
fistical
fisticuff
fisticuffed
fisticuffer
fisticuffers
fisticuffing
fisticuffs
fistier
fistiest
fistings
fistinut
fistinuts
fistlike
fistmele (current term)
fistmeles
fistnote
fistnotes
fistounia
fists
fistsful
fistuca
fistucae
fistula bimucosa
fistula knife
fistula test

Literary usage of Fistmele

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1. Historical memoirs of the city of Armagh: For a Period of 1373 Years by James Stuart (1819)
"... who resided amongst the British and spoke their language, should have '-an English bow of his own length, and a fistmele at least between the necks. ..."

2. American Archery: A Vade Mecum of the Art of Shooting with a Long Bow by Robert Potter Elmer (1917)
"fistmele. A measure of 6 inches. It is believed by many to be the correct distance between the string and the bent bow and is usually found by placing the ..."

3. American Archery: A Vade Mecum of the Art of Shooting with a Long Bow by Robert Potter Elmer (1917)
"fistmele. A measure of 6 inches. It is believed by many to be the correct distance between the string and the bent bow and is usually found by placing the ..."

4. Ancient Meols: Or, Some Account of the Antiquities Found Near Dove Point, on by Abraham Hume (1863)
"The Irish archer was to have a bow " of his own length, and one fistmele (hand-breadth) at least between the ..."

5. The Theory and Practice of Archery by Horace Alfred Ford, W. Butt (1887)
"... being between sixteen and sixty years of age, shall have an English bow of his own length, and a fistmele at least between the nocks, and twelve shafts ..."

6. The British archer; or, Tracts on archery by Thomas Hastings (1831)
"... that be betwixt sixteen and sixty in age, shall have an English bow of his own length, and one fistmele,* at the least, betwixt the necks, ..."

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