dagger definition

  • noun:
    • A short pointed tool with razor-sharp edges.
    • a thing that agonizes, torments, or injuries.
    • Printing See obelisk.
    • Printing A double dagger.
    • A stabbing weapon, much like a sword however with a brief, double-edged blade.
    • The Writing personality (†).
    • A timber put diagonally in a ship's framework.
    • a quick weapon used for stabbing. This is actually the general term: cf. poniard, stiletto, bowie knife, dirk, misericorde, anlace.
    • A mark of research by means of a dagger [†]. It's the 2nd trying when several reference happens on a full page; -- called in addition obelisk.
    • A timber placed diagonally in a ship's framework.
    • An edged and pointed weapon for thrusting, smaller than a sword, and utilized, generally relating to the rapier, by swordsmen in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, held in left hand to parry the push of an adversary's rapier.
    • Any right stabbing-weapon, due to the fact dirk, poniard, stiletto, etc.
    • In publishing, an obelisk; a mark of reference by means of a dagger, thus: .
    • In entomology, the popular name of a number of noctuid moths regarding the genus Acronycta: so named from a black dagger-like level near the inner angle of this fore wings.
    • In Sollas's nomenclature of sponge-spicules, a kind of the sexradiate spicule resulting from reduced total of the distal ray and great growth of the proximal ray.
    • plural In botany: The sword-grass, Phalaris arundinacea, or perhaps Poa aquatica.
    • The yellowish flag, Iris Pseudacorus.
    • Dagger of lath
    • dual dagger
    • In ship-building, any wood lying diagonally.
    • a character found in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
    • a brief blade with a pointed knife useful for piercing or stabbing
  • idiom:
    • appearance daggers at To glare at angrily or hatefully.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pierce with a dagger; to stab.
  • others:
    • To pierce with a dagger; stab.
    • to supply with a dagger.
    • To dagger hands. See arm.

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