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coup de poing

[French kooduh pwan] /French kudə ˈpwɛ̃/
noun, plural coups de poing
[French kooduh pwan] /French kudə ˈpwɛ̃/ (Show IPA).
Archaeology
1.
(no longer in technical use) a Lower Paleolithic stone hand ax, pointed or ovate in shape and having sharp cutting edges.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < French: literally, blow of the fist
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