Atta'int. n.s. [from the verb.]
- Any thing injurious, as illness, weariness. This sense is now obsolete.
Nor doth he dedicate one jot of colour
Unto the weary and all-watched night;
But freshly looks, and overbears attaint
With chearful semblance. Shakesp. Henry V.
- Stain; spot; taint.
No man hath a virtue that he has not a glimpse of; nor any man an attaint, but he carries some stain of it. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida.
- In horsemanship. A blow or wound on the hinder feet of a horse. Farrier's Dict.