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Definition of Dagger


  1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.
  2. 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.
  3. To pierce with a dagger; to stab.
  4. A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.

Dagger Quotations

Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts.
Benito Mussolini

The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.
Thomas Paine

The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.
Alexander Cockburn

Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.
Emile M. Cioran

Word - that invisible dagger.
Emile M. Cioran
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Dagger Translations

dagger in Danish is dolk
dagger in Dutch is dolk
dagger in French is surin
dagger in German is Dolch
dagger in Italian is pugnale
dagger in Norwegian is dolk
dagger in Spanish is daga
dagger in Swedish is dolk
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