from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Bayard, Seigneur de. Originally Pierre Terrail. 1473-1524. French military hero known for his fearlessness and chivalry in the Italian campaigns of Charles VII, Louis XII, and Francis I.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Properly, a bay horse, but often any horse. Commonly in the phrase blind bayard, an old blind horse.
- n. A stupid, clownish fellow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bay; of a bay color: applied to a horse.
- n. A bay horse; generally, any horse: formerly frequent in proverbial use, especially with the epithet blind or bold.
- n. A person who is self-confident and ignorant: usually with the epithet blind or bold.
- n. A kind of hand-barrow used for carrying heavy loads, especially of stones.
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- n. French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
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