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bilbo

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[ bil-boh ]
/ ˈbɪl boʊ /
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noun, plural bil·boes.Usually bilboes.
a long iron bar or bolt with sliding shackles and a lock, formerly attached to the ankles of prisoners.
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Origin of bilbo

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First recorded in 1550–60; earlier bilbow< ?

Other definitions for bilbo (2 of 3)

bilbo2
[ bil-boh ]
/ ˈbɪl boʊ /

noun, plural bil·boes.Archaic.
a finely tempered sword.

Origin of bilbo

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1585–95; short for Bilboa blade sword made in Bilboa (variant of Bilbao)

Other definitions for bilbo (3 of 3)

Bilbo
[ bil-boh ]
/ ˈbɪl boʊ /

noun
Theodore Gil·more [gil-mawr, -mohr], /ˈgɪl mɔr, -moʊr/, 1877–1947, U.S. Southern populist politician: senator 1935–47.
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British Dictionary definitions for bilbo

bilbo
/ (ˈbɪlbəʊ) /

noun plural -bos or -boes
(formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity

Word Origin for bilbo

C16: from Bilboa, variant (in English) of Bilbao, Spain, noted for its blades
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