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poniard

noun pon·iard \ ˈpän-yərd \

Definition of poniard

:a dagger with a usually slender blade of triangular or square cross section

Origin and Etymology of poniard

Middle French poignard, from poing fist, from Old French puing, from Latin pugnus fist — more at pungent


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poniard

verb

Definition of poniard

transitive verb
:to pierce or kill with a poniard

First Known Use of poniard

1593


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