pugil (plural pugils)
- (obsolete) As much as is taken up between the thumb and two first fingers.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Relate to pugnus (“fist”), from Proto-Indo-European roots.