poniard


1pon·iard

noun \ˈpän-yərd\

Definition of PONIARD

:  a dagger with a usually slender blade of triangular or square cross section

Origin of PONIARD

Middle French poignard, from poing fist, from Old French puing, from Latin pugnus fist — more at pungent
First Known Use: 1588

2poniard

verb

Definition of PONIARD

transitive verb
:  to pierce or kill with a poniard

First Known Use of PONIARD

1601

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