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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amgarn was in 1859

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“Amgarn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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