Definition of “dirk” - English Dictionary


“dirk” in English

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dirknoun [ C ]

uk /dɜːk/ us /dɝːk/

Examples from literature

  • But of the second party, most had pistols at the belt, and almost all had dirks hanging at the pouches which they wore in front. 
  • He then strapped on the man's dirk, and put his revolver in his pocket. 
  • I could ward off a blow with a dirk, and then run in upon my enemy. 
  • She slipped a dirk into him in as matter-of-course a way as another person would have harpooned a rat! 
  • The lord of the palace, also wearing his sword and dirk, takes his seat on one side. 

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