poniard


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pon·iard

 (pŏn′yərd)
n.
A dagger typically having a slender three- or four-sided blade.
tr.v. pon·iard·ed, pon·iard·ing, pon·iards
To stab with such a dagger.

[French poignard, from poing, fist, from Old French, from Latin pugnus; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

poniard

(ˈpɒnjəd)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a small dagger with a slender blade
vb
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr) to stab with a poniard
[C16: from Old French poignard dagger, from poing fist, from Latin pugnus; related to Latin pugnāre to fight]

pon•iard

(ˈpɒn yərd)
n.
a small, slender dagger.
[1580–90; < Middle French poignard, derivative of poing fist < Latin pugnus]

poniard


Past participle: poniarded
Gerund: poniarding

Imperative
poniard
poniard
Present
I poniard
you poniard
he/she/it poniards
we poniard
you poniard
they poniard
Preterite
I poniarded
you poniarded
he/she/it poniarded
we poniarded
you poniarded
they poniarded
Present Continuous
I am poniarding
you are poniarding
he/she/it is poniarding
we are poniarding
you are poniarding
they are poniarding
Present Perfect
I have poniarded
you have poniarded
he/she/it has poniarded
we have poniarded
you have poniarded
they have poniarded
Past Continuous
I was poniarding
you were poniarding
he/she/it was poniarding
we were poniarding
you were poniarding
they were poniarding
Past Perfect
I had poniarded
you had poniarded
he/she/it had poniarded
we had poniarded
you had poniarded
they had poniarded
Future
I will poniard
you will poniard
he/she/it will poniard
we will poniard
you will poniard
they will poniard
Future Perfect
I will have poniarded
you will have poniarded
he/she/it will have poniarded
we will have poniarded
you will have poniarded
they will have poniarded
Future Continuous
I will be poniarding
you will be poniarding
he/she/it will be poniarding
we will be poniarding
you will be poniarding
they will be poniarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been poniarding
you have been poniarding
he/she/it has been poniarding
we have been poniarding
you have been poniarding
they have been poniarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been poniarding
you will have been poniarding
he/she/it will have been poniarding
we will have been poniarding
you will have been poniarding
they will have been poniarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been poniarding
you had been poniarding
he/she/it had been poniarding
we had been poniarding
you had been poniarding
they had been poniarding
Conditional
I would poniard
you would poniard
he/she/it would poniard
we would poniard
you would poniard
they would poniard
Past Conditional
I would have poniarded
you would have poniarded
he/she/it would have poniarded
we would have poniarded
you would have poniarded
they would have poniarded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poniard - a dagger with a slender bladeponiard - a dagger with a slender blade  
dagger, sticker - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
Verb1.poniard - stab with a poniard
knife, stab - use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
Translations

poniard

[ˈpɒnjəd] N (= liter) → puñal m

poniard

n (liter, old)Dolch m
References in classic literature ?
Retreating not the thousandth part of an inch; stabbing him in the eye with the unflinching poniard of his glance, steelkilt, clenching his right hand behind him and creepingly drawing it back, told his persecutor that if the hammer but grazed his cheek he (Steelkilt) would murder him.
He said in reply that they spoke the truth in every respect except as to the dagger, for it was not a dagger, nor little, but a burnished poniard sharper than an awl.
And then do you take this poniard,' said the young herdsman; `you will not find one better carved between Albano and Civita-Castellana.
The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly weather, is an impassive- faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.
You are passing now, sire," said he, "the very spot where the Duc de Guise received the first stab of the poniard.
She bounded from one end of the tiny room to the other, stooped down, and raised herself again, with a little poniard in her hand, before Gringoire had even had time to see whence the poniard came; proud and angry, with swelling lips and inflated nostrils, her cheeks as red as an api apple,* and her eyes darting lightnings.
The life of the two brothers being a constant obstacle to their plans, they changed their tactics, and tried to obtain by calumny what they had not been able to effect by the aid of the poniard.
Nevertheless, I cannot help thinking that if we would put an improved breed of polliwogs in our drinking water, construct shallower roadways, groom the street cows, offer the stranger within our gates a free choice between the poniard and the potion, and relinquish our private system of morals, the other measures of public safety would be needless.
Rest assured of this, that if all else fail I have always a safeguard here"--drawing a small silver-hilted poniard from her bosom--"which sets me beyond the fear of these vile and blood-stained wretches.
slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
The attendants of the Abbot crossed themselves, with looks of pious horror, and the very heathen Saracens, as Isaac drew near them, curled up their whiskers with indignation, and laid their hands on their poniards, as if ready to rid themselves by the most desperate means from the apprehended contamination of his nearer approach.
From time to time the man by the chimney raised his eyes from the writings, and plunged them like poniards into the heart of the poor mercer.