Fist is defined as your hand when you bunch up your fingers so they touch your palm.(noun)
When you have balled up your fingers as you are about to punch someone, this is an example of a fist.
See fist in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE fyst, akin to Ger faust (OHG fūst), prob. < IE *pṇksti < ? base *penkwe, five, in sense “clenched five (fingers)”
See fist in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English fȳst; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.
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