noun \ˈda-gər\

: a sharp pointed knife that is used as a weapon

Full Definition of DAGGER

:  a sharp pointed knife for stabbing
a :  something that resembles a dagger
b :  a character † used as a reference mark or to indicate a death date
dag·ger·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
at daggers drawn
:  in a state of open hostility or conflict
look daggers or stare daggers
:  to stare angrily <they looked daggers at each other across the table>

Origin of DAGGER

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century


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