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Definition of dagger:

  1. A mark of reference in the form of a dagger []. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; - called also obelisk.
  2. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.
  3. A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.
  4. To pierce with a dagger; to stab.

Synonyms:

thorn, toughie, gummed label, poser, spine, paster, stumper, spikelet, pricker, sticker, prickle, blade, dirk, obelisk.

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