noun, plural ap·pels [uh–pelz, a-pelz; French a–pel] /əˈpɛlz, æˈpɛlz; French aˈpɛl/. Fencing.
- 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.
- 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