The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent.
Other Word Forms of Dint
Origin of Dint
From Middle English dint, dent, dünt, from Old English dynt (“dint, blow, strike, stroke, bruise, stripe; the mark left by a blow; the sound or noise made by a blow, thud”), from Proto-Germanic *duntiz (“a blow”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰen- (“to strike, hit”). Cognate with Swedish dialectal dunt, Icelandic dyntr (“a dint”). More at dent.
Middle English dent1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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