ballow definition

  • adjective:
    • Round; pot-bellied.
    • Round; pot-bellied.
  • noun:
    • deep-water inside a shoal or club.
    • A cudgel.
    • A cudgel.
    • Nautical, deep-water inside a shoal or club.
    • A word used only by Shakspere in the passage cited, in the folio of 1623, where the quarto editions have battero and bat; it is, like battero, apparently a misprint for batton, battoon, or battoun, a stick, cudgel. See batton, batoon, baton, and bat.
    • Deep water inside a shoal or bar.
    • A cudgel.
    • A cudgel.
    • Nautical, deep-water inside a shoal or bar.
    • A word used only by Shakspere inside passage cited, in the folio of 1623, where in actuality the quarto versions have actually battero and bat; its, like battero, obviously a misprint for batton, battoon, or battoun, a stick, cudgel. See batton, batoon, baton, and bat.
  • others:
    • An epithet of uncertain meaning, in the following passage: the apparent etymology suggests ‘round,’ ‘pot-bellied.’
    • An epithet of unsure definition, when you look at the following passage: the evident etymology proposes ‘round,’ ‘pot-bellied.’

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