a baculo

adverb (or adjective)

a ba·​cu·​lo
: by means of the rod
used of an argument appealing to force rather than reason

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of a baculo was in 1852

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near a baculo

Cite this Entry

“A baculo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20baculo. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!