Definitions for: Dagger


[n] a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
[n] a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Dagger moth (Zo["o]l.), 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, or speak, daggers, to look or speak fiercely or
reproachfully.


Dag"ger, v. t.
To pierce with a dagger; to stab. [Obs.]


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

Synonyms: obelisk, sticker

See Also: bodkin, character, dirk, grapheme, graphic symbol, haft, helve, hilt, knife, poniard, stiletto

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