Bay"ard (?), n.
1. [OF. bayard, baiart, bay horse; bai bay + -ard. See Bay, a., and -ard.]
Properly, a bay horse, but often any horse. Commonly in the phrase blind bayard, an old blind horse.
Blind bayard moves the mill.
2. [Cf. F. bayeur, fr. bayer to gape.]
A stupid, clownish fellow.
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