Complete Definition of "poniard"

English

Etymology
From French poignard (dagger), from poign (fist), from Old French, from Latin pugnus. See pie|peuk-.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A dagger typically having a slender square or triangular blade.

Quotations
1602 : w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, s:Hamlet|Hamlet , act V scene 1
:The King, sir, hath wagered with him six Barbary
:horses, against the which he has impawned, as I take it,
:six French rapiers and poniards, with their assigns, as
:girdle, hanger, and so.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To stab with a poniard.

References
R:American Heritage 2000|poniard
R:Dictionary.com|poniard
R:WordNet 2003|poniard

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