American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dagger.
- v. To stab with a dirk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stabbing weapon; a dagger. Especially— The long and heavy dagger worn as a part of the equipment of the duniwassal, or gentleman, among the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland. It had different forms at different times. The more modern style has a scabbard with one or two minor sheaths in it for small knives.
- n. The common side-arm of a midshipman in the British naval service. It is usually straight, but is sometimes a very short, curved cutlas.
- To poniard; stab.
- An occasional Middle English and Scotch form of dark.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of dagger or poniard; -- formerly much used by the Scottish Highlander.
- v. To stab with a dirk.
- adj. obsolete Dark.
- v. obsolete To darken.
- n. a relatively long dagger with a straight blade
- Etymology unknown, apparently from Scots. First attested in 1602 as dork, in the later 17th century as durk. The spelling dirk is due to Johnson's Dictionary of 1755. (Wiktionary)
- Scots durk. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Dropping the stone, she rummaged in the pocket hanging from her belt and pulled out the little dirk Maisey had given her and held it up in front of her.”
“This time she sat bolt upright, eyes opened, dirk at the ready.”
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“Not even when he grabbed her wrist and twirled her around, slamming her back into his hard chest as he knocked the dirk from her hand.”
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