Pon"iard (?), n. [F. poignard (cf. It. pugnale, Sp. punal), fr. L. pugio, -onis; probably akin to pugnus fist, or fr. pugnus fist, as held in the fist. See Pugnacious.]

A kind of dagger, -- usually a slender one with a triangular or square blade.

She speaks poniards, and every word stabs. Shak.


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Pon"iard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poniarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Poniarding.]

To pierce with a poniard; to stab.



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