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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dint /ˈdɪnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dint n.
 1. A blow; a stroke. [Obs.] “Mortal dint.” --Milton. “Like thunder's dint.”
 2. The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent.
    Every dint a sword had beaten in it [the shield].   --Tennyson.
 3. Force; power; -- esp. in the phrase by dint of.
 Now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel
 The dint of pity.   --Shak.
 It was by dint of passing strength
 That he moved the massy stone at length.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dinting.] To make a mark or cavity on or in, by a blow or by pressure; to dent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by dint of'