meaning of bilbo

bilbo meaning in General Dictionary

A rapier a blade so named from Bilbao in Spain

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  • A rapier; a sword; so-named from Bilbao, in Spain.
  • A long club or bolt of metal with sliding shackles, and a lock at the end, to limit your toes of prisoners or offenders, esp. on board of vessels.

bilbo meaning in Etymology Dictionary

form of sword noted for temper and elasticity, 1590s, from Bilbao, city in north Spain where swords were made, in English Bilboa. The city name's Roman Bellum Vadum "beautiful ford" (within the Nervion River).


bilbo meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A rapier; a sword; so named from Bilbao, in Spain.

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  • (letter.) A long club or bolt of iron with sliding shackles, and a lock at the end, to limit your own feet of prisoners or offenders, esp. aboard of ships.