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poniard

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noun pon·iard \ˈpän-yərd\

Definition of poniard

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1588


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poniard

verb pon·iard

Definition of poniard

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pierce or kill with a poniard

1601

First Known Use of poniard

1601


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