amgarn

noun am·garn \ˈamˌgärn\

Definition of amgarn

plural

-s

  1. :  an ancient stone implement supposed to have served as a guard or ferrule for the shaft or butt of a spear

There's more!

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!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of amgarn

Welsh, ferrule, from am- around + carn handle; akin to Latin ambi- on both sides, around and to Cornish karn handle


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up amgarn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

conspicuously offensive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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