by-blow

noun
\ ˈbī-ˌblō How to pronounce by-blow (audio) \

Definition of by-blow

1 : an indirect blow
2 : an illegitimate child

First Known Use of by-blow

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“By-blow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by-blow. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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