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noun 
  1. (context, weapon) A stabbing weapon, similar to a sword but with a short, double-edged blade.
    • (RQ:Shakespeare Wives), Act I, Scene I, line 282.
    • : I bruised my shin th" other day with playing at sword and with a master of fence; ...
    • 1786, w:Francis Grose, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 34.
    • : The , under the title cultellum and misericorde, has been the constant companion of the sword, at least from the days of Edward I. and is mentioned in the statute of Winchester.
      1. A text character (") that is used for footnotes, to signify death, and to express the mathematical application of Hermitian conjugacy.
      2. (rfd-sense) (figurative) Anything that causes pain like a dagger.
    • (RQ:Shakespeare Merchant), Act III, Scene II, line 108.
    • : TUBAL: Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, one night, fourscore ducats.
    • : SHYLOCK: Thou stick"st a in me: I shall never see my gold again: fourscore ducats at a sitting! Fourscore ducats!
Etymology: From dague.


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