Dagger : Definition

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Definitions of Dagger

Pronunciation : Dag"ger
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. OE. daggen to pierce, F. daguer. See Dag a dagger.]
Definition : 1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.

2. (Print.)

Defn: A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [|]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; -- called also obelisk. Dagger moth (Zoöl.), any moth of the genus Apatalea. The larvæ are often destructive to the foliage of fruit trees, etc. -- Dagger of lath, the wooden weapon given to the Vice in the old Moralities. Shak. -- Double dagger, a mark of reference [||] which comes next in order after the dagger. -- To look, or speak, daggers, to look or speak fiercely or reproachfully.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Dag"ger
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To pierce with a dagger; to stab. [Obs.]

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Dag"ger
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Perh. from diagonal.]
Definition : Defn: A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame. Knight.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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