Definition of Poniard

1. Noun. A dagger with a slender blade.

Exact synonyms: Bodkin
Generic synonyms: Dagger, Sticker



2. Verb. Stab with a poniard. "They want to poniard the prisoners "
Generic synonyms: Knife, Stab

Definition of Poniard

1. n. A kind of dagger, -- usually a slender one with a triangular or square blade.

2. v. t. To pierce with a poniard; to stab.

Definition of Poniard

1. Noun. (context: now chiefly historical) A dagger typically having a slender square or triangular blade. ¹

2. Verb. To stab with a poniard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poniard

1. to stab with a dagger [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poniard

pongees
ponghee
ponghees
pongid
pongidae
pongids
pongier
pongiest
ponging
pongo
pongo pygmaeus
pongoes
pongos
pongs
pongy
poniard (current term)
poniarded
poniarding
poniards
ponibility
ponied
ponied up
ponies
ponies up
ponk
ponked
ponking
ponks
pono-
ponograph

Literary usage of Poniard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Marie Antoinette at the Tuileries, 1789-1791 by Imbert de Saint-Amand (1893)
"XL THE KNIGHTS OP THE poniard. is no longer any dike in the way of the JL_ torrent. Anarchy is everywhere. The governmental machine is broken. ..."

2. The International Library of Famous Literature: Selections from the World's by Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl, Donald Grant Mitchell (1899)
"After she had danced several dances with the same propriety and strength, she drew the poniard, and holding it in her hand, danced a dance in which she ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"When he killed Pompeo, he gave him two stabs with a poniard in the throat, in the midst of ten men who were guarding him; then he escaped, to their great ..."

4. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"Edwin saved from the poniard of an assassin; birth of his daughter; war against the West Saxons. — Hesitation of Edwin; last effort of Paulinus. ..."

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