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appel

[uh-pel, a-pel; French a-pel] /əˈpɛl, æˈpɛl; French aˈpɛl/
noun, plural appels
[uh-pelz, a-pelz; French a-pel] /əˈpɛlz, æˈpɛlz; French aˈpɛl/ (Show IPA).
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.
Origin
< French; see appeal
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appel

/əˈpɛl; French apɛl/
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
Word Origin
from French: challenge

Appel

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