Meaning of “dagger” in the English Dictionary


"dagger" in English

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daggernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdæɡ.ər/ us /ˈdæɡ.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • But even as he inflicted the death-wound, he received a mortal blow from the dagger of the Dane, and the two chiefs fell together. 
  • Diego Mendez thereupon drew a dagger and killed him. 
  • The light of the torch fell upon the handle of a dagger in his girdle. 
  • Then it was as if Don José 's dagger plunged into my heart, not Carmen's. 
  • Then was silence for a moment, while I for my part drew my dagger. 

(Definition of “dagger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dagger" in American English

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daggernoun [ C ]

us /ˈdæɡ·ər/

a short, pointed knife that is sharp on both sides, used esp. in the past as a weapon

(Definition of “dagger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)