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A small, slim dagger.
- ‘Pointed malice colored his words, while one tan, knobby hand began fingering the hilt of a poniard that jutted up from his broad, black belt.’
- ‘Beneath it, however, stuck into his belt, were two pistols and a sizeable poniard.’
- ‘Venetians are financier families which function as a slime mold, as a unit, and which at night may go out and stab each other with poniards and kill each other for recreation - not out of hatred, but for recreation.’
- ‘She watched him strap on the scabbard and long poniard.’
Mid 16th century: from French poignard, based on Latin pugnus fist.
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