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by-blow

(bī′blō′)
n.
1. An indirect or chance blow.
2. Offensive A person born to parents not married to each other.
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by-blow

n
1. a passing or incidental blow
2. an archaic word for a bastard
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by′-blow`



n.
1. an incidental or accidental blow.
2. Also, bye′-blow`. an illegitimate child; bastard.
[1585–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.by-blow - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parentsby-blow - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
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