DINT, n.

1. A blow; a stroke.

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.

DINT, v.t. To make a mark or cavity on a substance by a blow or by pressure. [See Indent.]