Dag·ger, v. t. To pierce with a dagger; to stab. [Obs.]
Dag·ger, n. A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.
1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.
2. Print. 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.
Dagger moth Zool., any moth of the genus Apatalea. The larvæ are often destructive to the foliage of fruit trees, etc.
Dagger of lath, the wooden weapon given to the Vice in the old Moralities. --Shak.
Double dagger, a mark of reference [‡] which comes next in order after the dagger.
To look daggers, or To speak daggers, to look or speak fiercely or reproachfully.
n 1: a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or
stabbing [syn: sticker]
2: a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference
or footnote [syn: obelisk]