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Definition of DAGGER

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obelisk \ob"e*lisk\ ([o^]b"[e^]*l[i^]sk), n. [L. obeliscus, Gr.
     'obeli`skos, dim. of 'obelo`s a spit, a pointed pillar: cf. F. ob['e]lisque.]
     1. An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. It is ordinarily monolithic. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Print.) A mark of reference; -- called also {dagger} [[dagger]]. See {Dagger}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dagger \Dag"ger\, v. t.
     To pierce with a dagger; to stab. [Obs.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dagger \Dag"ger\, n. [Perh. from diagonal.] A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dagger \Dag"ger\ (-g[~e]r), n. [Cf. OE. daggen to pierce, F. daguer. See {Dag} a dagger.]
     1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. {Poniard}, {Stiletto}, {Bowie knife}, {Dirk}, {Misericorde}, {Anlace}. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Print.) A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [[dagger]]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; -- called also {obelisk}. [1913 Webster]

     {Dagger moth} (Zool.), any moth of the genus {Apatalea}. The larv[ae] are often destructive to the foliage of fruit trees, etc.

     {Dagger of lath}, the wooden weapon given to the Vice in the old Moralities. --Shak.

     {Double dagger}, a mark of reference [[dag]] which comes next in order after the dagger.

     {To look daggers}, or {To speak daggers}, to look or speak fiercely or reproachfully. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "dagger":
     Calvary cross, Christogram, Greek cross, Jerusalem cross, Latin cross, Maltese cross, Russian cross, T, X, ankh, avellan cross, ax, bayonet, blade, bowie knife, chi, chi-rho, christcross, cold steel, crisscross, cross, cross ancre, cross botonee, cross bourdonee, cross fitche, cross fleury, cross formee, cross fourchee, cross grignolee, cross moline, cross of Cleves, cross of Lorraine, cross patee, cross recercelee, cross-crosslet, crossbones, crosslet, crucifix, cruciform, crux, crux ansata, crux capitata, crux decussata, crux gammata, crux immissa, crux ordinaria, cutlery, cutter, dirk, dudgeon, edge tools, ex, exing, fork cross, gammadion, impale, inverted cross, knife, lance, long cross, naked steel, papal cross, pectoral cross, pierce, pigsticker, plunge in, point, poniard, potent cross, puncturer, rood, run through, saber, saltire, sharpener, spear, spike, spit, stab, steel, stick, stiletto, swastika, sword, tau, toad sticker, transfix, transpierce, trefled cross, voided cross, whittle


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