fistmele

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fistmele (ˈfɪstˌmiːl)
 
n
archery a measure of the width of a hand and the extended thumb, used to calculate the approximate height of the string of a braced bow
 
[C17: from fist + mele, variant of obsolete meal measure]

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fistmele

noun
about seven inches; the breadth of a fist with the thumb stuck out (used especially in archery to give the correct distance of the string from the bow) 
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