Bil"bo (?), n.; pl. Bilboes ().
A rapier; a sword; so named from Bilbao, in Spain.
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.
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