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a tap or stamp of the foot, formerly serving as a warning of one’s intent to attack, but now also used as a feint.
a sharp stroke with the blade used for the purpose of procuring an opening.
Historical Examples

Elle a ung docteur de Paris appel matre Michel, Eleymosinarius, lequel ne prche devant elle que purement l’vangile.
History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III J. H. Merle D’Aubign

“Aw—you’ll be back when it gets cold weather,” said Mr. appel.
The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart

Worcester traces the origin of apple directly to the German apfel, which he derives from æpl, apel, or appel.
American Pomology J. A. Warder

It had been years since Mr. appel had spoken to his wife like that.
The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart

“Undoubtedly,” agreed Mr. appel, getting up out of the aisle.
The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart

To use the French terms, there cannot be appel, but there may be cassation.
Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace

Wallie did not seem displeased by the accusation as he passed on to Mrs. appel.
The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart

Miss Spenceley was talking to Mr. appel, who was listening so attentively that Wallie wondered what she was saying.
The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart

His friends moved to refer his address to the commission des douze, which was carried on the appel nominal by 110 majority.
Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2) The Duke of Buckingham

“There seems to be some kind of a ruckus,” Mr. appel remarked as he stood up and leaned out the window.
The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart

noun (fencing)
a stamp of the foot, used to warn of one’s intent to attack
a sharp blow with the blade made to procure an opening
Karel (ˈkaːrəl). 1921–2006, Dutch abstract expressionist painter


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