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Meaning of PONIARD

Pronunciation:  'pânyurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dagger with a slender blade
  2. [v]  stab with a poniard
 

PONIARD is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: bodkin
 
 See Also: dagger, knife, stab, sticker

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pon"iard\, n. [F. poignard (cf. It. pugnale, Sp.
    pu[~n]al), fr. L. pugio, -onis; probably akin to pugnus fist,
    or fr. pugnus fist, as held in the fist. See {Pugnacious}.]
    A kind of dagger, -- usually a slender one with a triangular
    or square blade.
    
          She speaks poniards, and every word stabs. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Pon"iard\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poniarded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Poniarding}.]
    To pierce with a poniard; to stab. --Cowper.
    
    
 

 

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