bilbo

noun (1)
bil·bo | \ ˈbil-(ˌ)bō \
plural bilboes

Definition of bilbo 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a long bar of iron with sliding shackles used to confine the feet of prisoners especially on shipboard

bilbo

noun (2)
bil·bo | \ ˈbil-(ˌ)bō \
variants: or bilboa
plural bilboes or bilboas

Definition of bilbo (Entry 2 of 2)

: sword

First Known Use of bilbo

Noun (1)

1557, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bilbo

Noun (1)

perhaps from Bilboa, Spain

Noun (2)

Bilboa, Bilbao, Spain

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