- a long iron bar or bolt with sliding shackles and a lock, formerly attached to the ankles of prisoners.
Origin of bilbo1
- a finely tempered sword.
Origin of bilbo2
- Theodore Gil·more [gil-mawr, -mohr] /ˈgɪl mɔr, -moʊr/, 1877–1947, U.S. Southern populist politician: senator 1935–47.
Related Words for bilboweapon, blade, dagger, saber, brand, bill, foil, cutlass, rapier, epee, scimitar, hanger, sabre, broadsword, kris, creese, claymore, falchion, backsword, toledo
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Contemporary Examples of bilbo
Return of the King had Smeagol, An Unexpected Journey featured Frodo and an older Bilbo.‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth
December 4, 2014
Also making appearances in the early Garfield specials are the original Bilbo Baggins, Orson Bean, and a pre-Cheers George Wendt.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons
November 5, 2014
Once Gollum drags off his catch, Bilbo hurries to retrieve the ring, putting it in his pocket for safe keeping.
In an awkward scene, Frodo speaks with his uncle (an elderly version of Bilbo) about an ambiguous adventure he had long ago.
In the film, Sting is gifted to Bilbo by Gandalf in a moment of mentorship.
Historical Examples of bilbo
The fool came at me, bilbo in hand, and I was forced to draw.'The Tavern Knight
He can't hurt you—he has broken his bilbo across—the symbol of gentility.The Cock and Anchor
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Some of them belonged to the crowd who opposed Bilbo Grundy's fabulous invention.
That was the one basic mistake that we, and everyone else, made when we discussed the Bilbo Grundy Projector.
The real thing—not the Bilbo Grundy toy, but real physical time travel.
- (formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity
Word Origin for bilbo
kind of sword noted for temper and elasticity, 1590s, from Bilbao, town in northern Spain where swords were made, in English Bilboa. The town name is Roman Bellum Vadum "beautiful ford" (over the Nervion River).