feint

a.

  1. Feigned; counterfeit.
  2. That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
  3. A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc.

v. i.

  1. To make a feint, or mock attack.