Fencing a slap or tap of the ball of the front foot as the first of two advancing steps in making a lunge
Origin of appelFr, literally , an appeal, call from appeler, appeal
A quick stamp of the foot used in fencing as a feint to produce an opening.
Origin of appelFrench from appeler to call from Old French apeler to appeal ; see appeal .
(third-person singular simple present appels, present participle appeling, simple past and past participle appeled)
- Obsolete spelling of appeal.