am·​garn | \ ˈamˌgärn \
plural -s

Definition of amgarn

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

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First Known Use of amgarn

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amgarn

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

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“Amgarn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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