• (British) IPA: /ˈdæɡə(ɹ)/

dagger (plural daggers)

  1. (weapons) A stabbing weapon, similar to a sword but with a short, double-edged blade.
  2. (typography) The text character †; the obelus.
  3. (basketball, American football) a point scored near the end of the game (clutch time) to take or increase the scorer's team lead, so that they are likely to win
    Curry's last-minute 3-point dagger silenced the criticism for his so-called failure to come up big in big moments.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: croix
  • German: Kreuz
  • Italian: croce, daga, coniugazione hermitiana
  • Portuguese: adaga
  • Russian: кре́стик
  • Spanish: obelus

dagger (daggers, present participle daggering; past and past participle daggered)

  1. To pierce with a dagger; to stab.

dagger (plural daggers)

  1. A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.


dagger (plural daggers)

  1. (soccer) A player, supporter or other person connected with Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club.

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