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bilbo

1

[ bil-boh ]

noun

, plural bil·boes.
  1. a long iron bar or bolt with sliding shackles and a lock, formerly attached to the ankles of prisoners.


bilbo

2

[ bil-boh ]

noun

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

Bilbo

3

[ bil-boh ]

noun

  1. Theodore Gil·more [gil, -mawr, -mohr], 1877–1947, U.S. Southern populist politician: senator 1935–47.

bilbo

/ ˈbɪlbəʊ /

noun

  1. (formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bilbo1

First recorded in 1550–60; earlier bilbow < ?

Origin of bilbo2

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bilbo1

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

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Example Sentences

Return of the King had Smeagol, An Unexpected Journey featured Frodo and an older Bilbo.

Also making appearances in the early Garfield specials are the original Bilbo Baggins, Orson Bean, and a pre-Cheers George Wendt.

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.

Give me the loop-hole of a good bilbo-thrust, out of which the soul wings its flight in a comfortable manner.

I was knocked senseless in the fight, after I had put my bilbo through your comely brother.

He can't hurt you—he has broken his bilbo across—the symbol of gentility.

Some of them belonged to the crowd who opposed Bilbo Grundy's fabulous invention.

I have brought you a couple of dictionaries; let us see if your highness can find out the Latin for bilbo.

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