- A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term:
cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.
- A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [/]. It is the
second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; --
called also obelisk.
- A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame. - To pierce with a dagger; to stab.