noun, plural ap·pels [uhpelz, a-pelz; French apel] /əˈpɛlz, æˈpɛlz; French aˈpɛl/. Fencing.

  1. 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.
  2. a sharp stroke with the blade used for the purpose of procuring an opening.

noun fencing

  1. a stamp of the foot, used to warn of one’s intent to attack
  2. a sharp blow with the blade made to procure an opening


  1. Karel (ˈkaːrəl). 1921–2006, Dutch abstract expressionist painter

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