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noun, plural sag·it·tar·ies.
  1. a centaur with a bow, as Chiron.
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Origin of sagittary

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin: see Sagittarius
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Examples from the Web for sagittary

Historical Examples

  • Also blazoned as a sagittary, and supposed to have been a badge of King Stephen.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

    Charles Boutell

  • A true Renaissance sign we find again in the “Sagittary,” cursorily mentioned in “Othello” (i, i).

    Old Tavern Signs

    Fritz August Gottfried Endell

  • Does she come to his bedroom at his private Lodgings, or his quarters at the Sagittary?

  • Othello brings Desdemona from her father's house to his residence in the "Sagittary."

    The Shakespearean Myth

    Appleton Morgan

  • In the little hollow with stone cottages on the way thither a boy opened a gate for us whose name was Sagittary Clump.