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


 - (Print.) the index mark, used to direct special attention to the passage which follows. Hand over fist (Naut.), rapidly; hand over hand.


 - vb. To strike with the fist. To gripe with the fist.

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