Feint, v. i. To make a feint, or mock attack.
Feint a. Feigned; counterfeit. [Obs.]
Dressed up into any feint appearance of it. --Locke.
1. That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
Courtley's letter is but a feint to get off. --Spectator.
2. A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc.
n : any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
v : deceive by a mock action; "The midfielder feinted to shoot"