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poniard

[ pon-yerd ]
/ ˈpɒn yərd /
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noun
a small, slender dagger.
verb (used with object)
to stab with a poniard.
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Origin of poniard

1580–90; <French poignard, derivative of poing fist <Latin pugnus;see -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for poniard

poniard
/ (ˈpɒnjəd) /

noun
a small dagger with a slender blade
verb
(tr) to stab with a poniard

Word Origin for poniard

C16: from Old French poignard dagger, from poing fist, from Latin pugnus; related to Latin pugnāre to fight
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