Meaning of DAGGER in English


■ noun

1》 a short knife with a pointed and edged blade, used as a weapon.

2》 Printing another term for obelus .


be at ~s drawn Brit. (of two people) be bitterly hostile towards each other.

look ~s at glare angrily or venomously at.


ME: perh. from obs. dag 'pierce', influenced by OFr. dague 'long ~'.

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