Definition for DAG'GER

DAG'GER, n. [Fr. dague; D. dagge; Arm. dager; Sp. daga; Port. adaga; It. daga; Ir. daigear. In G. and D. degen is a sword.]

  1. A short sword; a poniard. Sidney.
  2. In fencing schools, a blunt blade of iron with a basket hilt, used for defense.
  3. With printers, an obelisk, or obelus, a mark of reference in the form of a dagger; thus †.

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