Definition for DINT

DINT, n. [Sax. dynt, a blow or striking. It may be connected with din and ding.]

  1. A blow; a stroke. – Milton.
  2. Force; violence; power exerted; as, to win by dint of arms, by dint of war, by dint of argument or importunity.
  3. The mark made by a blow; a cavity or impression made by a blow or by pressure on a substance; often pronounced dent. His hands had made a dint. – Dryden.

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