Bil"bo (?), n.; pl. Bilboes ().

1.

A rapier; a sword; so named from Bilbao, in Spain.

Shak.

2. pl.

A long bar or bolt of iron with sliding shackles, and a lock at the end, to confine the feet of prisoners or offenders, esp. on board of ships.

Methought I lay Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Shak.

 

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