a) A stabbing weapon, similar to a sword but with a short, double-edged blade.

I bruised my shin th’ other day with playing at sword and dagger with a master of fence; ...

b) A text character (†) that is used for footnotes, to signify death, and to express the mathematical application of Hermitian conjugacy.

The dagger, under the title cultellum and misericorde, has been the constant companion of the sword, at least from the days of Edward I. and is mentioned in the statute of Winchester.

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  • Dagger — Dag ger ( g[ e]r), n. [Cf. OE. daggen to pierce, F. daguer. See {Dag} a dagger.] 1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. {Poniard}, {Stiletto}, {Bowie knife}, {Dirk}, {Misericorde}, {Anlace}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dagger — [dag′ər] n. [ME daggere < OFr dague < OProv daga] 1. a weapon with a short, pointed blade, used for stabbing 2. a symbol (†) used as a reference mark or to indicate that a person listed has died: cf. DOUBLE DAGGER vt. 1. to stab with a… …   English World dictionary

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  • dagger — (n.) late 14c., apparently from O.Fr. dague dagger, from O.Prov. dague or It. daga, of uncertain origin; perhaps Celtic, perhaps from V.L. *daca Dacian knife, from the Roman province in modern Romania. The ending is possibly the faintly… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dagger — Dag ger, v. t. To pierce with a dagger; to stab. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dagger GT — Общие данные …   Википедия

  • dagger — ► NOUN 1) a short pointed knife, used as a weapon. 2) Printing an obelus. ● at daggers drawn Cf. ↑at daggers drawn ● look daggers at Cf. ↑look daggers at …   English terms dictionary

  • Dagger — Dag ger, n. [Perh. from diagonal.] A timber placed diagonally in a ship s frame. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dagger — (Daggerboot), so v.w. Doggerboot …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • dagger — [n] knife anlace, bayonet, blade, bodkin, cutlass, dirk, poniard, sidearm, skean, stiletto, stylet, switchblade, sword; concepts 495,499 …   New thesaurus

  • Dagger — This article is about the weapon. For other uses, see Dagger (disambiguation). A dagger is a fighting knife with a sharp point designed or capable of being used as a thrusting or stabbing weapon.[1][2] The design dates to human prehistory, and… …   Wikipedia

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