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Meaning of "fistmele" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FISTMELE

From fist + mele, variant of obsolete meal measure.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FISTMELE

fistmele  [ˈfɪstˌmiːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FISTMELE

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fistmele is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FISTMELE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fistmele

Fistmele, also known as the "brace height", is an older term used in archery to describe the correct distance between a bow and its string. The term itself is a Saxon word indicating the measure of a clenched hand with the thumb extended. Different brace heights may be obtained from the same length of string by twisting it around before affixing it to the bow. A proper height helps to reduce noise upon the release of an arrow and vibrations in the bow itself. Consequently, if the distance is too small excess noise and poor arrow flight are the results. A bow is said to be "overstrung" when this distance is exceeded.

Definition of fistmele in the English dictionary

The definition of fistmele in the dictionary is a measure of the width of a hand and the extended thumb, used to calculate the approximate height of the string of a braced bow.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FISTMELE


cornmeal
ˈkɔːnmiːl
fishmeal
ˈfɪʃˌmiːl
inchmeal
ˈɪntʃˌmiːl
limbmeal
ˈlɪmˌmiːl
meal
miːl
nutmeal
ˈnʌtˌmiːl
oatmeal
ˈəʊtˌmiːl
piecemeal
ˈpiːsˌmiːl
premeal
priːˈmiːl
schlemiel
ʃləˈmiːl
schlemihl
ʃləˈmiːl
shlemiel
ʃləˈmiːl
sweetmeal
ˈswiːtˌmiːl
wheatmeal
ˈwiːtˌmiːl
wholemeal
ˈhəʊlˌmiːl
woodmeal
ˈwʊdˌmiːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FISTMELE

fissure eruption
fissure of Rolando
fissure of Sylvius
fissured
fist
fist bump
fistfight
fistful
fistiana
fistic
fistical
fisticuff
fisticuffs
fistnote
fistula
fistulae
fistular
fistulate
fistulous
fisty

WORDS THAT END LIKE FISTMELE

abele
allele
clientele
dele
hele
hydrocele
kantele
Ndebele
Passchendaele
Peele
pommele
Ramphele
Schiele
sele
Semele
Steele
stele
triskele
ukelele
ukulele

Synonyms and antonyms of fistmele in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fistmele» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FISTMELE

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The translations of fistmele from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fistmele» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

fistmele
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fistmele
570 millions of speakers

English

fistmele
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

fistmele
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

fistmele
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

fistmele
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fistmele
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

fistmele
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fistmele
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fistmele
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fistmele
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

fistmele
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

fistmele
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fistmele
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

fistmele
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

fistmele
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फास्टमेले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fistmele
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fistmele
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fistmele
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

fistmele
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fistmele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

fistmele
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fistmele
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

fistmele
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

fistmele
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fistmele

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FISTMELE»

The term «fistmele» is barely ever used and occupies the 202.077 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FISTMELE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fistmele

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FISTMELE»

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The book of archery
He will there find " every Englishman, and Irishman dwelling with Englishmen, and speaking English, being between sixteen and sixty years of age, is commanded to provide himself with an English bow of his own length, and one fistmele at ...
George Agar Hansard, 1841
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The book of archery
He will there find “ every Englishman, and Irishman dwelling with Englishmen, and speaking English, being between sixteen and sixty years of age, is commanded to provide himself with an English bow of his own length, and one fistmele at ...
George Agar Hansard
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Bowhunter's Encyclopedia: Practical, Easy-to-Find Answers to ...
Some longbow shooters still use fistmele as a means of gauging proper string height, but more commonly archers today refer to the distance from the string to the low point of the grip as brace height, and they measure this with a specially ...
Dwight R. Schuh, 1992
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Bowhunting the Whitetail Deer
After the bow has been braced and before starting to shoot, the archer should check the fistmele, which is the distance between the bow handle and the string. In olden times the archer used his fist with the thumb extended to check this height, ...
Dean Conatser, 1977
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School Shop
(Fistmele is distinguished from tiller by the fact that tiller refers to the taper of the arms of the bow as resulting from the design. Fistmele, on the other hand, can alter the shape of the bow, depending on the degree of fistmele. In other words ...
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The Giant book of hobby projects
"Fistmele" is the distance from the string to the handle. This measurement varies from 6V2" to 7Va" on most laminated bows. (Fistmele is distinguished from tiller by the fact that tiller refers to the taper of the arms of the bow as resulting from the  ...
Tab Books, 1982
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The British Archer, Or, Tracts on Archery
... to the statute of 5th Edward IV, Cap. iv, we find that " Every Englishman, and Irishman, that dwell with Englishmen and speak English, that be betwixt sixteen and sixty in age, shall have an English bow of his own length, and one fistmele,*  ...
Thomas Hastings, 1831
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The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Bullets: Catapults, ...
Edward IV ordained in 1465 that everyone between 16 and 60 years of age should have a bow measuring between the nocks his own height plus a fistmele. My fistmele, which is the width of the palm plus outstretched thumb, measures a tenth ...
Richard Middleton, 2005
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With a Bended Bow: Archery in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Referring to Ireland, it specified that every Englishman,or Irishmanliving with Englishmen, provide himself with an English bow ofhisown height plus a fistmele andwith twelveshafts of the length of threequarters of 'the Standard'. (The word ...
Erik Roth, 2011
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The English Bowman: Or, Tracts on Archery; to which is Added ...
that every Englishman, " and Irishman that dwell with Englishman, and speak " English, that be betwixt" sixteen and sixty in age, tc shall have an English bow of his own length, and " one fistmele at the least betwixt the necks [sometimes in old  ...
Thomas Roberts, Sir William Wood, 1801

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FISTMELE»

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FISTMELE. Is Agincourt quite forgotten? Fistmele is, in archery, the distance between the bow handle and string when the bow is drawn. «The Independent, Jun 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fistmele [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fistmele>. Jul 2020 ».
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